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Going Up Again: Nationwide Announces Payout Increase to Two Lifetime Income Riders

January 27, 2016

Second increase in six months reinforces company’s commitment to variable annuity industry, focus on helping clients

Columbus, OH - For the second time in six months, Nationwide will increase payouts to two of its variable annuity lifetime income riders to help clients better meet their retirement income needs.

Starting February 1, 2016, payout percentages for both the Nationwide Lifetime Income Rider® (Nationwide and Nationwide Lifetime Income Capture® (Lifetime Income Capture) living benefit riders will increase by 10 basis points1. The rate increases will be available on all new variable annuity contracts.

“It is no secret that the variable annuity industry is in a state of flux, and some carriers are changing their business models entirely,” said Eric Henderson, senior vice president of life insurance and annuities at Nationwide. “Nationwide is committed to variable annuities for the long haul. They are a key component of our strong, stable and diversified product portfolio. We know the value that lifetime income riders provide to investors, so we are enhancing our VA products to help meet the needs of today’s clients.”

In August 2015, the company increased payout percentages by 15 basis points for both the Nationwide and Lifetime Income Capture riders and added a new pay band for ages 75 – 80 on Nationwide, dividing the previous 65 – 80 pay band into two distinct classifications.

Nationwide’s lifetime income riders provide clients with some of the highest guaranteed lifetime income payouts in the industry2 that will not decrease, even if the contract value drops to zero3. Nationwide is the company’s established living benefit rider, built for investors at or near retirement who are seeking a level of certainty in their retirement income. Lifetime Income Capture provides investors with a longer time-horizon with the possibility of benefiting from upside market potential and achieving a higher level of income.

Visit or call 1-800-321-6064 to learn more about the Nationwide and Lifetime Income Capture riders.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company 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 both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit


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