New Fixed Immediate Annuity Product Provides Guaranteed Income with Flexibility

April 17, 2012

Business Wire, Inc.

INCOME Promise SelectSM helps advisors offer clients cash refunds for beneficiaries, liquidity, highly competitive pay out rates, and cost of living adjustment

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As baby boomers face the reality of stock market volatility in retirement, interest in guaranteed retirement income has never been greater. today introduced a new product to help advisors with clients who want an income guarantee with the flexibility to adjust for unexpected financial needs that may arise. INCOME Promise SelectSM enhances features of Nationwide Financial’s previously existing INCOME PromiseSM fixed immediate product.

INCOME Promise SelectSM product features include:

  • Lump sum cash refunds for beneficiaries of clients who do not outlive their principal investment
  • Liquidity options that allow clients to make lump sum withdrawals in the event of emergency or the need for extra cash
  • Highly competitive payout rates
  • Cost of living adjustment (COLA) option, which now offers up to five percent
  • A new, easy-to-use quote and illustration tool to help advisors demonstrate the benefits and features of Income Promise Select.

“Preparing for retirement is more challenging than ever before, given variables like life expectancy, inflation and market volatility,” said Eric Henderson, senior vice president of Individual Products & Solutions for Nationwide Financial. “Income Promise Select helps advisors offer their clients income guarantees while still providing them with the flexibility to adjust their strategy as life’s circumstances change. Our new quote and illustration tool will make it easy for advisors to help their clients understand the retirement income challenge and how this product can be part of the solution.”

Nationwide Financial’s INCOME Promise SelectSM offers advisors an income solution that can be customized to create a guaranteed income stream based on the individual needs of their clients. Advisors can help clients customize their guaranteed income by choosing to create income for an individual or two people (joint annuitants), for a specific period of time or for their lifetime — whichever best fits their client’s needs.

The liquidity feature provides consumers the confidence to annuitize assets, knowing they can still access their money if they need it. This feature is available with any term-certain or cash refund payment option.

The optional cost of living adjustment (COLA) feature enables investors to hedge against inflation by providing future income increases. The newly improved Nationwide Financial product offers four and five percent COLA options in addition to the one to three percent options available previously. Advisors should note that this feature will lower the client’s initial income payments.

“Too many retirement plans fail to take inflation into account,” Henderson said. “The threat of inflation, including skyrocketing health and long-term care costs, is a great reason for clients to consider taking advantage of the COLA feature. This will enhance their stream of income as the cost of goods and services increase during retirement.”

About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance 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 customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, public and private sector retirement plans, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit

Annuities have limitations. Please talk with your insurance professional to understand the benefits and limitations of INCOME Promise Select.

INCOME Promise Select, a single-premium immediate fixed annuity, is underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio.

Nationwide, the Nationwide framemark and On Your Side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. INCOME Promise Select is a service mark of Nationwide Life Insurance Company.

© 2012 Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

These ratings and rankings reflect Rating Agency assessment of the financial strength and claims-paying ability of Nationwide Life Insurance Company and are subject to change at anytime. They are not intended to reflect the investment experience or financial strength of any variable account, which is subject to market risk. Because the dates are only updated when there’s a change in the rating, the dates above reflect the most recent ratings we have received.

All guarantees and protections, where available, are subject to the claims-paying ability of Nationwide Life Insurance Company.

Mike Switzer, 614-249-4092
mailto:[email protected]

Source: Nationwide

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