New Heights® Index Options

The freedom to choose from multiple index opportunities

Nationwide New Heights offers four index options, giving you choices to help grow your retirement savings.1 Your annuity has the potential to increase in value based on the performance of the underlying index and will not lose value due to losses in the index.

  • J.P. Morgan Mozaic IISM Index
    A broadly diversified index drawing from a global mix of asset classes including equities, fixed income and commodities. This dynamic index rebalances monthly, selecting asset classes with the greatest positive momentum and allocations to provide a more stable return.
  • MSCI EAFE Index2
    An international stock market index of large companies across developed countries in Europe, Australasia and the Far East, excluding the U.S. and Canada. MSCI EAFE is the oldest international stock index and includes a selection of stocks from 21 developed markets.
  • NYSE® Zebra Edge IndexTM
    A rules-based index applying the research of Roger Ibbotson and his team at Zebra Capital Management to select the least popular and volatile stocks from the 500 largest U.S. publicly traded companies, then allocate between the selected stocks, U.S. Treasuries and a cash account to help reduce risk and provide consistent long-term returns.
  • S&P 500® Composite Price Index
    An American stock market index based on market capitalizations of 500 large companies having stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or NASDAQ. The S&P 500® is widely considered to be the leading indicator of the U.S. stock market and economy as a whole.

Each index offers growth potential for your retirement savings through two strategy options. Learn more about the strategy options for New Heights here.3

1 Fixed indexed annuities are not an investment and do not participate in the stock market. New Heights does not participate or invest directly in any index. Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested into directly.

2 International investing may involve risk such as currency, economic, geographical, political, and differences in accounting standards. New Heights does not participate in or directly invest in any index.

3 Nationwide may, at its sole discretion, make new Strategy Options available, make existing Strategy Options unavailable, or may revise the crediting factors within a particular Strategy Option. Any such changes will not affect Strategy Terms already in effect and will become effective on the first day of a new Strategy Term.

Neither Nationwide nor any of its affiliates are affiliated with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC or any of its affiliates, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates or MSCI or any of its affiliates.

The J.P. Morgan Mozaic IISM Index (“JPMorgan Index”) has been licensed to Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company (the “Licensee”) for the Licensee’s benefit. Neither the Licensee nor Nationwide New Heights® Fixed Indexed Annuity (the “Product”) is sponsored, operated, endorsed, sold or promoted by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (“JPMS”) or any of its affiliates (together and individually, “JPMorgan”). JPMorgan makes no representation and no warranty, express or implied, to investors in or owners of the Product (or any person taking exposure to it) or any member of the public in any other circumstances (each a “Contract Owner”): (a) regarding the advisability of investing in securities or other financial or insurance products generally or in the Product particularly; or (b) the suitability or appropriateness of an exposure to the JPMorgan Index in seeking to achieve any particular objective. It is for those taking an exposure to the Product and/or the JPMorgan Index to satisfy themselves of these matters and such persons should seek appropriate professional advice before making any investment. JPMorgan is not responsible for and does not have any obligation or liability in connection with the issuance, administration, marketing or trading of the Product. The publication of the JPMorgan Index and the referencing of any asset or other factor of any kind in the JPMorgan Index do not constitute any form of investment recommendation or advice in respect of any such asset or other factor by JPMorgan and no person should rely upon it as such. JPMorgan does not act as an investment adviser or investment manager in respect of the JPMorgan Index or the Product and does not accept any fiduciary duties in relation to the JPMorgan Index, the Licensee, the Product or any Contract Owner.

The marks NYSE®, NYSE Arca® are registered trademarks of NYSE Group, Inc., Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (“ICE”) or their affiliates. The marks Zebra® and Zebra EdgeTM are trademarks of Zebra Capital Management, LLC, may not be used without prior authorization from Zebra Capital Management, LLC, and are being utilized by NYSE under license and agreement. ICE owns all intellectual and other property rights to the NYSE® Zebra EdgeTM Index (the “Index”), including the composition and the calculation of the Index, excluding the concept, methodology, formulas and algorithms for the Index. Zebra Capital Management, LLC owns all intellectual and other property rights to the concept, methodology, formulas and algorithms for the Index, which are being used by NYSE Group, Inc. under license from Zebra Capital Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “Zebra”). The Index has been licensed by NYSE Group, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “NYSE”) to UBS AG and sub-licensed by UBS AG (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “UBS”) to Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company (“Nationwide”). Neither Nationwide nor a Nationwide New Heights® Fixed Indexed Annuity (the “Product”) is sponsored, operated, endorsed, recommended, sold or promoted by Zebra, NYSE or UBS. Neither Zebra, NYSE nor UBS makes any representation or gives any warranty, express or implied, regarding the advisability or possible benefits of purchasing the Product or any other financial product. Clients should undertake their own due diligence and seek appropriate professional advice before purchasing any financial product, including the Product. The Index and other information disseminated by NYSE are for informational purposes only, are provided on an “as is” basis, and are not intended for trading purposes. Neither Zebra nor NYSE makes any warranty, express or implied, as to, without limitation, (i) the correctness, accuracy, reliability or other characteristics of the Index, (ii) the results to be obtained by any person or entity from the use of the Index for any purpose, or (iii) relating to the use of the Index and other information covered by the Product, including, but not limited to, express or implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, title or non-infringement. NYSE does not warrant that the Index will be uninterrupted and is under no obligation to continue compiling, calculating, maintaining or sponsoring the Index. The Index (including the concept, methodology, formulas and algorithms therefor) has been designed and is compiled, calculated, maintained and sponsored without regard to any financial products that reference the Index (including the Product), any licensee, sub-licensor or sublicensee of the Index, any client or any other person. Zebra, NYSE and UBS may independently issue and/or sponsor other indices and products that are similar to and/or may compete with the Index and the Product. Zebra, NYSE and UBS may also transact in assets referenced in the Index (or in financial instruments such as derivatives that reference those assets), including those which could have a positive or negative effect on the value of the Index and the Product. None of Zebra, NYSE or UBS shall bear any responsibility or liability, whether for negligence or otherwise, with respect to (i) any inaccuracies, omissions, mistakes or errors in the concept, methodology, formulas or algorithms for, or computation of, the Index (and shall not be obligated to advise any person of and/or to correct any such inaccuracies, omissions, mistakes or errors), (ii) the use of and/or reference to the Index by Zebra, NYSE, UBS or any other person in connection with any financial product or otherwise, or (iii) any economic or other loss which may be directly or indirectly sustained by any client or other person dealing with any such financial product or otherwise. Any client or other person dealing with such financial products does so, therefore, in full knowledge of this disclaimer and can place no reliance whatsoever on Zebra, NYSE or UBS nor bring claims, actions or legal proceedings in any manner whatsoever against any of them.

The “S&P 500” is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by Nationwide Life and Annuity 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. Nationwide New Heights Fixed Indexed Annuity 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.

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.