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Your clients can manage their 529 accounts in three ways:
For The Hartford SMART529 sales material, please go to Forms and Literature.
Add, update or delete:
Add or change a Successor Owner
Update or change:
A Successor Owner can be added over the phone up to 30 days after account is established. Changes to existing successor owner or additions after 30 days must be done in writing
Name changes require:
A notarized signature guarantee is also required to change the account owner.
See the Offering Statement for a list of eligible beneficiaries.
Note: If the new beneficiary is not an eligible family member, the change will be considered a non-qualified distribution. Non-qualified withdrawals are taxable as ordinary income to the extent of earnings and may also be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty.
A signed form is required for each type of distribution being requested (qualified or non-qualified).
We are required to file an IRS Form 1099-Q for distributions made during the calendar year.
Required information includes:
Direct rollover from:
Add a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and add Trading Authority to an account.
Unless authorized, only the account owner and employers of the Program Manager and its affiliates can access account information and make discretionary transactions.
SMART529 is offered by the West Virginia Prepaid Tuition and College Savings Program Board of Trustees and is administered by Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (“HFMC”).
Investments in SMART529 are not guaranteed or insured by the State of West Virginia, the Board of Trustees of the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program, the West Virginia State Treasurer's Office, HFMC, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., the investment sub-advisors for the Underlying Funds or any depository institution and are subject to investment risks, including the loss of the principal amount invested, and may not be appropriate for all investors.
The Hartford SMART529 is available to all investors. West Virginia (WV) provides certain tax advantages to WV taxpayers that invest in The Hartford SMART 529. Before investing, an investor should consider whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s 529 plan.
This information is written in connection with the promotion or marketing of the matter(s) addressed in this material. The information cannot be used or relied upon for the purpose of avoiding IRS penalties. These materials are not intended to provide tax, accounting or legal advice. As with all matters of a tax or legal nature, your clients should consult their own tax or legal counsel for advice.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of SMART529 and its Underlying Funds before investing. This and other information can be found in the Offering Statement for SMART529 and the prospectuses or other disclosure documents for the Underlying Funds. Please read them carefully before investing or sending money. SMART529 college savings plans are distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC. Member SIPC
"The Hartford" is a registered trademark of Hartford Fire Insurance Company.
"SMART529" is a registered trademark of West Virginia Prepaid Tuition and College Savings Program Board of Trustees.
"The Hartford" is The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
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