Insurance and Financial Security

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The Ohio State University recently announced a 10-year agreement that establishes Nationwide Insurance as the official insurance sponsor for the university community.

This agreement will provide discounts on products for members of the Ohio State community. Alumni, faculty, staff and students within the Ohio State community will have an opportunity to experience firsthand the Nationwide On Your Side® promise through a comprehensive suite of products including auto, home and life insurance.


  • Auto:
  • Only Nationwide Insurance® gives the Ohio State Alumni Association members an exclusive discount on auto insurance. Plus you could save even more when you add features like Vanishing Deductible®*. Get a quote or call 1-888-231-3614.

  • Home/Renters/Condo:
    Nationwide offers different types of property insurance to protect where you live and what you own. Your home may be your most expensive possession – but your insurance doesn’t have to be. See what your alumni discount could save you on your home, condo, and even renters insurance by getting a quote today.
  • Pet:
    Get peace of mind when it comes to your pet’s health, plus a special 5% discount† just for being a member of The Ohio State Alumni Association. Get a free, no obligation quote today, or call 855-507-3969.
  • Powersports:
    Protect all of your toys with one comprehensive policy. Nationwide has coverage available for motorcycles, boats, golf carts, RV’s, ATV’s, snowmobiles and more! Start saving on your policy with Nationwide’s Ohio State alumni discount today!
  • Health:
    Get your health care coverage questions answered by Nationwide's health suite powered by iCan Benefit Group who can also assist you in finding a policy that best fits your needs.

    To review iCan’s products and helpful services, visit, or call toll free line at 800-426-5046 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST.

    Just for calling you will get a no cost, no obligation Prescription Drug Savings Card that can save you money on generic and brand name medications.
  • Travel
    Protect your travel investments against unexpected issues like lost baggage, delays, or accidents requiring emergency medical care. Nationwide Travel Insurance offers affordable, flexible plans -- and peace of mind. Travel smart. To learn more, visit
  • Life:
    Life insurance can protect you and your family from the unexpected.
    Life insurance provides financial support to your family upon your death.
          • In the case of an unexpected death, it can help replace your income and pay for things like housing, living expenses and education costs
          • A life insurance policy’s death benefit is not typically subject to federal income taxes, so your family will receive the policy proceeds income tax free

    Term life insurance is temporary coverage that pays a death benefit if the insured person dies within the term of the policy (typically 10, 15, 20 or 30 years).

    Whole life insurance is permanent life insurance protection (which means you own it for your entire life) that offers level premiums (the payments you make into your policy) and a guaranteed death benefit; keep in mind that all guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the company that issues the policy.
          • Useful for: mortgage payoff, income replacement, paying off major debts at death
          • Good to know: it’s usually most appropriate for more conservative clients

    Nationwide® can help you decide what kind of life insurance coverage is best for your needs. Call us at 1-888-490-1553.
    Would you like more information about life insurance? You can find it in our Life Insurance Basics guide (PDF).

    Guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company.

    *This assumes that the contract qualifies as life insurance under section 7702 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and is not a modified endowment contract (MEC) under section 7702A. Most distributions are taxed on a first-in/first-out basis as long as the contract meets non-MEC definitions under section 7702A. Loans and partial withdrawals from a MEC generally are taxable and, if taken prior to age 59½, may be subject to a 10% tax penalty. Unpaid loans will reduce the cash value and death benefit payable, and if the policy lapses with a loan outstanding, it will be treated as a distribution and may be subject to income tax.


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