New Indexed Universal Life solution from Nationwide can help advisors give clients a balanced life
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2011
Charley Gillespie (614) 249-5701
Jeff Whetzel (614) 249-6354
Columbus, OH — The recent market volatility has prompted many advisors to look for life insurance solutions that can help clients achieve their goals while minimizing the impact of market fluctuations. Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. today announced the launch of Nationwide YourLife® Indexed UL, a fixed life product that can offer clients the potential for growth and protection from market loss.
“In today’s market, many advisors have clients who are looking for accumulation potential but are still wary of exposing themselves to market volatility,” said Eric Henderson, senior vice president of Individual Products & Solutions for Nationwide Financial. “We designed Nationwide YourLife® Indexed UL to make it easier for advisors to find a competitive solution that meets the needs of this type of client.”
Flexible death benefit guarantees – clients have access to a 20-year base policy death benefit guarantee (reduced for issue ages 65 and above) plus the optional Extended Death Benefit Guarantee rider.
Helps clients with a product that offers cash accumulation potential and minimizes the impact of market loss – this new product features a 12 percent cap rate 1 and a zero percent floor 1 to allow advisors to give clients more stable returns over time. The cap rate allows clients to maximize the interest credits they receive during up markets, while the floor rate protects them from loss during times of market decline.
Average of three market indexes – Nationwide YourLife® Indexed UL uses an annual interest crediting strategy that employs monthly averaging to help protect the interest credited during periods of market volatility. This strategy uses a blended average of three market indexes (S&P 500®, the NASDAQ-100®, and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM) and weights them so that clients always benefit more from the better performing indexes. It’s important to note that indexed universal life insurance policies are not stock market investments and do not directly participate in any stock or equity investments. 2
One of the most competitive participation rates in the industry – this product features a 140 percent current participation rate which means that clients could potentially be credited interest at 140 percent of the actual index return , subject to the 12 percent cap rate.
Competitive underwriting – underwriting options include simplified issue and guaranteed issue for corporate-owned and corporate-sponsored arrangements.
Access to an indemnity style long-term care rider – advisors can help clients maintain control of their money and their independence by adding a long-term care rider onto the policy for an additional cost. The long term care rider may be known by different names in different states, may not be available in every state and has an additional charge associated with it.
Nationwide YourLife® Indexed UL may be a good fit for clients who
• Seeking life insurance that offers guarantees and the potential for growth
• Looking for more stable accumulation potential during volatile markets
• In need of flexible death benefit options
• Interested in planning for possible long-term care expenses
• 35 to 55 years of age
For more information about Nationwide YourLife® Indexed UL please visit www.nationwide.com/indexedUL
As your personal situations change (i.e., marriage, birth of a child or job promotion), so will your life insurance needs. Care should be taken to ensure these strategies and products are suitable for your long-term life insurance needs. You should weigh your objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance as well as any associated costs before making a purchasing decision. Also, be aware that interest crediting fluctuations can lead to the possibility of the need for additional premium in your policy. Indexed universal life insurance has fees and charges associated with it that include costs of insurance that vary with such characteristics of the insured as sex, health and age, underlying fund charges and expenses, and additional charges for riders that customize a policy to fit your individual needs.
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions and long-term savings plans. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
1Subject to change
2Past index performance is no indication of future crediting rates because buying an indexed universal life insurance policy does not involve actually purchasing or owning securities or stock, so it’s not the same as investing directly in the stock market and therefore does not receive dividend or capital gains participation.
S & P 500® is a trademark of Standard & Poor's and has been licensed for use by [Nationwide / Nationwide Life Insurance Company / Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company]. The [Policy / Nationwide YourLife® Indexed UL / Nationwide MarathonSM Indexed UL] is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Standard & Poor's and Standard & Poor's makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Product.
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