Nationwide is Helping America Prepare for and Live in Retirement

The United States Conference of Mayors is proud to partner with Nationwide. As the endorsed sponsor administering 457(b) and 401(a) defined contribution plans, Nationwide can help your city employees save with confidence.

For more than 35 years, Nationwide has been a platinum partner of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, supporting local communities across the country and helping city employees successfully prepare for retirement. As a U.S. Based Mutual Company, Nationwide is one of the most progressive and caring corporate citizens in the country. They have the proven experience, financial strength, corporate integrity and public sector focus that serves our city governments and workforce best.

“I encourage you to review the resources, tools and services of Nationwide Retirement Solutions outlined in this brochure. The information offered here can help provide your city employees with sound financial strategies no matter where they are in the process,” says Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director, The U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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To learn more about how Nationwide can help your city employees achieve their retirement goals or the services we offer, contact Andrew (Andy) Pierce, Endorsement Partner Manager-USCM, 614-306-3286,

Mayor Greg Fischer Introduces Nationwide at 89th USCM Winter Meeting

Why Nationwide®

Nationwide goes above and beyond to do the right thing at the right time so participants get better experiences and you get a better partner. Nationwide delivers on their commitment to be an experienced partner through a values-driven culture dedicated to providing you with plan expertise, leading best practices and a sharp focus on retirement readiness. See what Nationwide is doing to help improve participant retirement outcomes.


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Nationwide Wins City of North Las Vegas $102 Million 457b/401a Plans!

June 2021

The City of North Las Vegas has awarded Nationwide a five-year contract to administer their $102 million 457/401a plans. Nationwide has administered the city’s fire department plan of $12 million, and will acquire more than $90 million from Empower and ICMA-RC this summer.

The city based its decision on their confidence that Nationwide’s approach toward participant education will create better outcomes for their employees. Another reason for selecting Nationwide was its cyber and data security capabilities, which provide additional protection for city employees.

Congratulations to the City of North Las Vegas and Nationwide!

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P: 202-302-6944

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Nationwide Retirement Specialist Spotlight

At Nationwide we go above and beyond to do the right thing at the right time, so participants get better experiences and you get a better partner.  Our valued partnership with USCM helps provide retirement solutions for America’s workers.  Through this partnership, we’ve served over 418,000 USCM participants and retirees.

Our Retirement Specialists work hard every day to ensure participants have all the support they need to stay on top of their retirement planning and are prepared for retirement.  Retirement Specialist, Elaine Smith has been with Nationwide for 26 years, serving the public sector for 5 years.  Elaine supports the city of Birmingham, Alabama, Jefferson county, and several municipalities within the city. Elaine was recently recognized by the City of Birmingham, HR department, to thank her for consistent “On Your Side” experiences for the City and employees.  When we spoke to Elaine about this recognition, Elaine said “It is not just me, it’s the company as a whole.  When you see me, you see the company, and that’s what we do.”¹

As a Retirement Specialist for Nationwide, Elaine has built several relationships and partnerships within the City of Birmingham. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Elaine visited the city every day, meeting with the City of Birmingham employees to make sure they were receiving retirement readiness education, tools and resources.  She met with the Pension department to make sure they had enough business cards, so that when retirement packages are mailed out, her contact information would be included to help employees with whatever they needed. Elaine mentioned that she is at the city so often that most employees think that she has an office there.

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago, Elaine began virtually meeting with City of Birmingham participants every day.   She wanted to make sure she continued to connect with city participants- especially retirees and employees who were getting ready to retire so that she could help them with their transition. Elaine still wanted to be that partner and that teammate that city participants were used to seeing on a daily basis.

The pandemic has changed many lives and has brought about long-term financial impact.  The City of Birmingham has seen an influx of retirees, and many city participants needing support with transitioning to retirement.  Elaine continues to meet with city participants virtually and by phone every day.  She is currently leading virtual employee orientations, retirement consultations, and supporting retirement planning.  Elaine is happy that she can continue to meet with participants virtually, but she is looking forward to the day when she can meet with City of Birmingham employees in person again.

Additional Resources


Nearly three quarters of Americans have fallen victim to some type of cybercrime.1 In the past year, 4 in 10 people received a notice that their personal information had been compromised, had an account hacked and/or had a password stolen. Perhaps that’s why 8 in 10 people say they are worried about their online security.2

Nationwide has collected best practices to help protect your retirement savings, including:

  • How to create a strong password
  • How to be secure and wary online
  • How to shop carefully and know who to trust
  • What to do if you’ve been hacked

Visit our cybersecurity page to see how Nationwide defends participant data.

Nationwide Retirement Institute

Offering a unique perspective based on internal expertise, proprietary research and respected industry thought leaders, the Nationwide Retirement Institute provides practical thought leadership through education & insights, actionable tools, and consultative support.

Featured programs include:

My Interactive Retirement PlannerSM: an online calculator that will help you set a retirement goal, track the progress of your retirement plan, and get options for consideration to help improve your retirement outlook.

Tools and Calculators: useful tools and calculators that may help simplify your path to retirement, including a health care estimator to figure out potential retirement health care expenses, a peer comparison tool to see how your retirement contributions compare with your peers, and a college savings calculator, which can help you see how much you may need to save per month to find the right balance between saving for retirement and your children’s college tuition.

Investment Outlook and Commentary: offering timely commentary to help keep you informed on economic and market events, including a weekly economic review and outlook as well as a monthly economic and financial markets review.

Interactive Market Data: review a summary of market activity, top performing stocks by sector and the latest market headlines. Note: All market news, stock information and quotes are provided by ICE Data Services as an educational service. Neither the Plan nor the Plan record keeper guarantees data accuracy.

Health of Housing Markets Report: a quarterly look at the Leading Index of Healthy Housing Markets, including a national overview and interactive breakdown by geographic MSA.

14 Scary Hacking Statistics You Probably Didn’t Know About. (2016, April 16). Retrieved from
2June 2015 Telesign Consumer Account Security Report: An International Study of Digital Security Concerns and Practices polled 2,000 consumers in the U.S. and the U.K. 

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