Optional riders offer additional coverage and protection potential on selected annuities and may have an additional charge. Riders may not be available in all states. Guarantees and riders are subject to the claims paying ability of the issuing company.
Spousal Protection rider
This rider allows spouses to be joint annuitants on a contract. If one spouse dies, the surviving spouse can either receive the death benefit and cash out the annuity, or keep the annuity after Nationwide has adjusted the contract amount to the death benefit amount. There is an additional cost for this rider. All death benefits will be adjusted for previous withdrawals. Please see prospectus for adjustments and limitations.