Webinar: ABLE Accounts: Supporting People with Disabilities - Your Employees & Your Community
Recorded On: 11/17/2022
ABLE accounts, created by Congress in 2014, allow people with disabilities to save and invest money into tax-free accounts without jeopardizing public benefits such as SSI and Medicaid. These impactful financial tools are a game changer for your employees with disabilities and for those who support people with disabilities.
Knowing more about ABLE accounts can initiate the internal dialogue for employers to offer information on inclusive workplace benefits. As public sector HR leaders, offering ABLE accounts for your employees and your community can be a catalyst for expanding your DEI strategy to include people with disabilities.
Please join us on November 17th to learn more about ABLE accounts and how they can benefit your employees.
- Eric Ochmanek, Program Director, National Association of State Treasurers
- Bette Ann Mobley, Director, Maryland ABLE
(For National IPMA-HR Members Only)
Eric Ochmanek (Moderator)
Program Director - ABLE today
National Association of State Treasurers (NAST)
Eric Ochmanek leads NAST’s ABLE today national initiative to advance financial empowerment for people with disabilities by increasing the awareness of ABLE accounts.
ABLE today, a collaborative outreach and awareness effort that highlights the impactful benefits of ABLE accounts for all ABLE Programs, fosters the opportunity for people with disabilities to save and invest in their future. This includes providing ABLE education directly to the disability community, establishing partnerships with stakeholders, and engaging employers on the benefits ABLE provides as a tool toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Eric helped launch Ohio’s ABLE Program in June 2016 and led its national outreach efforts. He traveled to each of state’s 88 counties and throughout the country to connect people with disabilities with ABLE accounts and built partnerships within the disability community and the financial, legal, and support service industries.
Previously, Eric worked for British Petroleum, the White House Office of Presidential Advance, and the Immediate Office of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Eric is a graduate of Adrian College (Adrian, MI).
Bette Ann Mobley (Moderator)
Director, Maryland ABLE
Bette Ann Mobley has worked with state and national organizations in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 41 years. She has served in many leadership roles supporting people with disabilities through advocacy, developing and implementing quality systems, and providing consultation to organizations that provide supports and services. As an active member of the National Association of State Treasurer’s Association’s Sub Committee on ABLE, ABLE today, she is excited to be a part of the continued development and implementation of this new opportunity for people with disabilities and their families to finally save and invest assets without risking critical state and federally means tested benefits. She has served as the Program Administrator for the Maryland ABLE program for the last 5 years.