Access broadly diversified growth opportunities

Defined Protection offers a variety of Strategies to help meet investment goals. Each of the crediting factors below impacts the Participation Rate growth opportunity. Up to five Strategies may be allocated at contract issue and re-allocated at the end of each Strategy Term.

Find a growth opportunity

1 Define your Protection Level

Choosing a lower Protection Level, the amount of downside protection under a Strategy, can increase the Participation Rates and lead to a greater growth opportunity.


2 Select the Index

  • J.P. Morgan Mozaic IISM Index
  • NYSE® Zebra Edge® Index
  • S&P 500® Price Index
  • MSCI EAFE Index

3 Choose the Strategy Term


4 Select a Strategy Spread

Index Strategies featuring a Spread typically provide higher Participation Rates that could provide higher earnings during periods of average to strong Index performance, but could also result in lower earnings or increased losses during periods of weak or negative Index performance.1

Diversified index options2

Click on the index name for more information about each index. The Defined Protection Annuity is not a direct investment in any stock, equity investments or index. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Please consult the prospectus for more information on the available index options and how index performance is used in the calculation of any interest earnings.

1 An annualized percentage used as a deduction in the calculation of Strategy Earnings, subject to the downside protection provided by the Strategy.

2 Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.

Not a deposit – Not FDIC or NCUSIF insured – Not guaranteed by the institution – Not insured by any federal government agency – May lose value

This material must be preceded or accompanied by the prospectus. Carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. The product prospectus contains this and other important information. Investors should read it carefully before investing. To request a copy, go to or call 1-800-848-6331.

When evaluating the purchase of an annuity, your clients should be aware that annuities have limitations. They are long-term vehicles designed for retirement purposes. They are not intended to replace emergency funds, to be used as income for day-to-day expenses or to fund short-term savings goals. Please read the prospectus for complete details. Withdrawals are subject to income tax, and withdrawals before age 59½ may be subject to a 10% early withdrawal federal tax penalty.

Past performance is not an indication of future results.

The J.P. Morgan Mozaic IISM Index (“Index”) has been licensed to Nationwide Life Insurance Company (the “Licensee”) for the Licensee’s benefit. Neither the Licensee nor Nationwide Defined Protection Annuity, (the “Product”) is sponsored, operated, endorsed, recommended, sold or promoted by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (“JPMS”) or any of its affiliates (together and individually, “JPMorgan”). JPMorgan makes no representation and gives no warranty, express or implied, to contract owners taking exposure to the Product. Such persons should seek appropriate professional advice before making any in investment. The Index has been designed and is compiled, calculated, maintained and sponsored by JPMS without regard to the Licensee, the Product or any contract owner. JPMorgan is under no obligation to continue compiling, calculating, maintaining or sponsoring the Index. JPMorgan may independently issue or sponsor other indices or products that are similar to and may compete with the Index and the Product. JPMorgan may also transact in assets referenced in the Index (or in financial instruments such as derivatives that reference those assets). These activities could have a positive or negative effect on the value of the Index and the Product.

The NYSE® Zebra Edge® Index has been licensed by ICE Data Indices, LLC (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “ICE Data Indices”) to UBS AG and sub-licensed by UBS AG (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “UBS”) to Nationwide Life Insurance Company (“Nationwide”). Neither Nationwide nor the Product is sponsored, operated, endorsed, recommended, sold or promoted by Zebra Capital Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “Zebra”), ICE Data Indices or UBS and in no event shall Zebra, ICE Data Indices or UBS have any liability with respect to the Product or the Index. Zebra, ICE Data Indices and UBS make no representations, give no express or implied warranties and have no obligations with regard to the Index, the Product, the client or other third party.

The mark NYSE® is a registered trademark of NYSE Group, Inc., Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (“ICE”) or their affiliates and is being utilized by ICE Data Indices under license and agreement. The marks Zebra® and Zebra Edge® are registered trademarks of Zebra Capital Management, LLC, may not be used without prior authorization from Zebra Capital Management, LLC, and are being utilized by ICE Data Indices under license and agreement.

The product referred to herein is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such product or any index on which such product is based. The Contract contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with Nationwide and any related funds.

The “S&P 500” is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by Nationwide Life Insurance Company (“Nationwide”). Standard & Poor’s®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); DJIA®, The Dow®, Dow Jones® and Dow Jones Industrial Average are trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Nationwide. the Product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500.

Nationwide Defined Protection is an individual single purchase payment deferred annuity with index-linked strategies issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. The general distributor is Nationwide Investment Services Corporation, member FINRA. Please note, the contract does not directly participate in any stock or equity investments.

Guarantees and protections referenced within are subject to the claims-paying ability of Nationwide Life Insurance Company.

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