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Parents have more than their share of daily living expenses. So, while they’d love to save for their child’s future, many of them don’t.

Employers across Kentucky can introduce employees to an easy way to save for education by making KY Saves 529 available as a voluntary benefit. It’s a no-cost, low-effort way to differentiate your workplace. Employees can even fund a KY Saves 529 account automatically via payroll direct deposit. Payroll direct deposit helps employees:1

  • Contribute a consistent amount on a regular basis
  • Potentially reduce future education debt for their children and grandchildren
  • Fund their own retraining and career development.

NOTE: 529 payroll direct deposits are after-tax dollars.

No added administrative burden.

Employees register for the benefit online, using the same ACH direct deposit system you’re likely using already.

Talk with an on-site Institutional Relationship Manager, who can:

  • Help put your payroll direct deposit in place.
  • Answer employees' questions.
  • Help communicate 529 benefits both to HR/Payroll and employees.
  • Lead workshops and benefits fairs (request help for your event).
  • Provide educational materials for staff and employees.

Download these helpful reference materials.

KY Saves 529 Employer Brochure

Payroll Direct Deposit Form

Seminar announcement poster

KY Saves 529 Poster

Employee Benefit Whitepaper

Meet your Institutional Relationship Manager:

Additional materials are also available from your Institutional Relationship Manager.

We’re here for you and your employees.

Mr. Wilcox is a registered representative of Ascensus Broker Dealer Services LLC, 877-529-2980, 95 Wells Ave, Newton, MA 02459 (member FINRA/SIPC) and is not employed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

1A plan of regular investment cannot assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.


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KY Saves 529 is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)

For more information about the Kentucky Educational Savings Plan Trust (KY Saves 529), call 855-840-4855 or visit to obtain a Program Description, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information. Read and consider it carefully before investing.

Please Note: Before you invest, consider whether your or the 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 that state’s qualified tuition program. You also may wish to contact directly your home state’s 529 college savings plan(s), or any other 529 plan, to learn more about those plans’ features, benefits, and limitations. You should also consult your financial, tax, or other advisor to learn more about how state-based benefits (or any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.

KY Saves 529 is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC, is the Program Manager. The Program Manager and its affiliates have overall responsibility for the program’s day-to-day operations, including investment advisory services, recordkeeping, and administrative services.

Investment returns will vary depending upon the performance of the Investment Options you choose. Depending on market conditions, you could lose all or a portion of your money by investing in KY Saves 529. Account Owners assume all investment risks as well as responsibility for any federal and state tax consequences.

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