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Mark Jewell

Alaska, Maryland’s 529 plans among nation’s top rated

College savings plans offered through the states of Alaska, Maryland, Nevada, and Utah earned top marks from Morningstar Inc. in the company’s annual update to ratings of so-called 529 plans.

Another four plans received second-rung silver medal ratings from Morningstar, which found that many of the state-sponsored plans reduced fees and improved investment options over the past 12 months.

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