Nationwide Financial Brings Retirement Planning To Any Device

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 18, 2013 

Contact: 
Dace de la Foret (614) 249-6349 
delafod1@nationwide.com 

Erica Lewis (614) 249-0184
lewise6@nationwide.com

America’s largest public-sector provider gives defined contribution participants complete account access while on the go

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As America’s workers become increasingly reliant on their mobile devices, tablets and smartphones,1 Nationwide Financial brings the added convenience of online retirement plan account management from any device, at any time. Nationwide Retirement Solutions, Nationwide Financial’s public-sector retirement plan business, is now among the first retirement plan providers to offer comprehensive, mobile-optimized access to the plan website from any device without the hassle of downloading and updating an “app.”

“As the nation’s largest public-sector retirement plan provider,2 we understand the needs of participants. We know they are constantly on the go, and often need access to more than just a few account features typically provided by mobile applications,” said Eric Stevenson, senior vice president of Nationwide Retirement Solutions. “Our mission is to help America prepare for and live in retirement, and that's why we are providing our clients the ability to fully access and manage their retirement plan accounts from any device, in a safe, secure and convenient way.”

Participants will see the changes immediately on Nationwide’s public-sector deferred compensation plan websites, including NRSforU.com.

The mobile-optimized features include:

  • An online experience that fluidly adjusts to any device.
  • Comprehensive access to learn more about the plan, enroll online, review account information and change contribution amounts and fund options.
  • Streamlined design and navigation that makes it easier for participants to find what they need from all devices.
  • Quick access via a bookmark icon from a device’s home screen.

In addition, the On Your Side Interactive Retirement Planner, Nationwide’s industry leading retirement planning tool, has been optimized for tablet devices.

Nationwide has been dedicated to public-sector employees for more than 40 years and serves nearly 8,000 plans with approximately $55 billion in assets. With approximately 33,000 employees, Nationwide is one of the largest financial services employers in the U.S., which enables it to provide personalized service to each customer.

For more information, plan sponsors should visit www.NRSforU.com or contact Nationwide Retirement Solutions at 1-877-677-3678, option 3.

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, pensions, longterm savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.

The Nationwide Group Retirement Series includes unregistered group fixed and variable annuities and trust programs. The unregistered group fixed and variable annuities are issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company. Trust programs and trust services are offered by Nationwide Trust Company, FSB, a division of Nationwide Bank. Nationwide Investment Services Corporation, member FINRA. In MI only: Nationwide Investment Svcs. Corporation. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies, Home Office: Columbus, OH 43215-2220.

Life insurance is issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company or Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio.

Nationwide, Nationwide Financial, the Nationwide framemark, Nationwide YourLife and On Your Side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Smartphone ownership in the U.S. is expected to climb from 57 percent in Feb. 2013 to 80 percent in fourth quarter 2014, according to Google internal data from February 2013.

Total plans, according to PlanSponsor 2012 Market Share Report.

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