Nationwide was founded in 1925, and has grown to be one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, with more than $225 billion in total assets. The company sells Fixed, Variable and Market Value Adjusted (Indexed) annuities, and many different types of insurance policies (including life, auto, boat, ATV, motorcycle, pet and identity theft, among others), as well as investment products for individuals, and other insurance and employee benefits solutions for businesses. It was ranked #8 in total annuity sales for 2018, with those sales fairly evenly split between fixed (55%) and variable rate annuities (45%). It’s slogan, “Nationwide is on your side” is widely recognized by consumers. Nationwide has strong ratings from the most widely followed rating agencies: A+ (A.M. Best), A1 (Moody’s) and A+ (Standard & Poors).