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Nationwide Introduces Enhanced Spousal Payouts For The Nationwide Lifetime Income Rider

January 14, 2013

Income guarantee and unique death benefit provide two layers of protection for married couples

Columbus, Ohio - As married couples work with advisors to address the retirement income challenge and the reality that one spouse will likely outlive the other, there is growing demand for income guarantees for both spouses. Nationwide Financial continues to enhance its suite of products and features to help advisors provide retirement security for both spouses. The company announced today an increase in joint payout rates for The Nationwide Lifetime Income Rider® (Nationwide on its Nationwide Destinationsm Series 2.0 variable annuities

Lifetime payout rates for Nationwide with joint option will increase by 0.25 percent for most age bands, meaning payouts for someone starting income at age 65 will be 4.75 percent instead of 4.5 percent. 

“Too many couples make the mistake of inadequately Nationwide planning for the Income Replacement needs of surviving spouses,” said Eric Henderson, senior vice president of Life Insurance and Annuities for Nationwide Financial. “We believe clients want peace of mind, knowing that both spouses will have the retirement income they need, regardless of which one passes away first.” 

In addition to Nationwide with the joint option, Nationwide’s Spousal Protection Feature delivers a guaranteed death benefit covering either spouse, regardless of who passes away first, even on IRAs where there's a single owner. 

“When you combine this increase in our joint payout rates with Nationwide’s seven percent simple interest roll-up, you get one of the best lifetime income guarantees in the industry for married couples,” Henderson said. “Add to that the unique Spousal Protection Feature we offer with our death benefits, and married clients can enhance their Income Replacement plan with two layers of protection.” 

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