Exciting New Changes Are Coming to Your NEST 529 Account

We’re pleased to announce NEST will be transitioning to a new program manager, Union Bank & Trust, bringing lower costs and additional investment options. The investment options will feature quality fund families including Vanguard, T. Rowe Price, DFA, and others.

Same NEST, New Benefits.

At 3 p.m. CT on Friday, December 4, 2020, program management of the NEST Direct College Savings Plan will transition from First National Bank of Omaha to Union Bank & Trust. With the planned changes, this move will position NEST as one of the most attractive 529 programs in the nation. As the transition to UBT progresses, a variety of enhancements and new programs will be announced, all designed to help families as they save for future education costs.

Union Bank & Trust was founded in 1917, and has been helping families save for college with its nationally recognized 529 programs since 2001.

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Same NEST, New Look.

What Does This Mean for My Account?

Exciting changes, enhancements, and lower costs will be seamlessly integrated into the NEST Direct Plan at the time of transition. Read on for additional information regarding upcoming changes to your account:

  1. Account Owners

    Lower costs, expanded investment options, and a refreshed look are coming December 7. These changes will be integrated seamlessly with no action required on your part.

  2. Employers & Employees

    The NEST Direct Plan will continue as an attractive, no-cost benefit for your employees. And, in 2021, employers should watch for details on a new employer matching contribution incentive program.

  3. Registered Investment Advisors

    Quality fund families, expanded investment options, and lower costs create the opportunity to position the NEST Direct Plan as one of the top programs in the nation.

Important Dates

Please note – There will be a short blackout period, starting Wednesday, December 2 at 3 p.m. CT. Transactions and other change requests received after 3 p.m. CT on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, are scheduled to be processed Monday, December 7, 2020, using Monday, December 7, 2020 closing prices. Please plan accordingly.

Wednesday, December 2nd

Transactions submitted prior to 3 p.m. CT will be processed by the outgoing program manager.

Wednesday, December 2nd

BLACKOUT starting 3 p.m. CT – Any transaction activity submitted after 3 p.m. CT Wednesday, December 2, are scheduled to be processed Monday, December 7, 2020, at Monday, December 7, 2020, closing prices.

Friday, December 4th

Conversion weekend begins.

Monday, December 7th

Transactions processed as normal. Conversion of plan records to Union Bank & Trust is complete.

Note: If you need to request a withdrawal for college, make an investment change, or make changes to your account, please complete such requests prior to 3 p.m. CT on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, or you can request as normal beginning Monday, December 7, 2020.

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