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Each state has laws to define when property is considered officially abandoned. Time periods typically range from 3 - 5 years, depending on the state.

By law, mutual funds companies are required to make annual reports to state governments listing inactive accounts. Please refer to your state’s treasury website for the time period specific to your state.

Action required for abandoned property

If you received an abandoned property notice from Nationwide Funds, you’ll need to establish contact with us in one of these ways:

  • Establish contact online
  • Log into your account and follow the instructions for creating online access to your account
  • Call 1-800-848-0920, option 1. Select prompt 2, then prompt 5 and follow the instructions for making contact
  • Follow the instructions in the letter mailed to you so we can capture and document your response

Abandoned property and escheatment FAQs

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Property that is unclaimed by its rightful owner or their heirs. Regarding escheatment, states define abandoned property as:

  • Accounts without activity initiated by the account owner
  • Accounts with an address deemed as undeliverable by the United States Postal Service
  • Uncashed checks
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