Author: State Treasurer Young Boozer
The year-end marks the ideal time to reflect on your resolutions from 2018 and years past. While some of these resolutions may have been achieved within a year, others may have been longer-term goals.
Enable Alabama made its own long-term resolution to help the disability community achieve financial independence, and we continuously work towards making this goal a reality. Our work will not cease until every individual in the Alabama disability community has access to their own savings—and even then, we will work continuously to enhance the plan and provide guidance to account owners as they build and manage their savings.
Earlier this year, the Plan celebrated its first anniversary, marking a full year dedicated to supporting the financial needs of individuals with disabilities in Alabama. It has been rewarding and encouraging to witness the dedication and hard work of the Enable Alabama team, Enable Alabama advocates and the disability community at large.
In April we saw the passage of the Guardianship Legislation, which gave guardians full financial capabilities when opening and managing an Enable Alabama account for qualified individuals with disabilities. This important piece of legislation has had a positive impact on the lives of many throughout the state.
The accomplishments of the Enable Savings Plan Alabama don’t end here. This was a banner year of expansion filled with countless opportunities to connect with the community and spread awareness about the benefits of saving with Enable Alabama. We are especially grateful for the local disability organizations that shared with us their passion and commitment to helping individuals with disabilities across the state.
I’m delighted to see the profound impact that Enable Alabama has had on so many account owners’ lives. It has been a pleasure to serve Enable Alabama and to help so many individuals achieve financial independence. From the Enable Alabama family to yours, I’d like to wish you a happy and healthy New Year, with continued success in 2019 and beyond.