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Lee Fluharty joins Nationwide as Chief Underwriter for Life Insurance Business

To help refine the company’s underwriting standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lee Fluharty has recently been named Chief Underwriter for Nationwide’s life insurance business. He succeeds Eric Flender, who retired last year. “Lee brings a lot of experience to his role as Chief Underwriter and he’s joining us at a very exciting time as we are in the midst of transforming our underwriting processes and technology,” said Holly Snyder, vice president of Nationwide’s life insurance business. “Lee will help us continue to refine our underwriting standards that will make it easier for producers to do business with us, as well as allow us to cover even more people with valuable life insurance protection.”

Fluharty has been active in the financial services industry for years. Prior to joining Nationwide, he served as the leader of Mortality Insights, Medical Services and Controls at Brighthouse Financial. He also has previous experience as Chief Underwriter with MetLife. Additionally, Fluharty has gained significant experience with reinsurance underwriting with both Swiss Re and Lincoln Re.

In the life insurance industry, Fluharty has been an educator and a high-demand speaker at industry conferences. He earned his Bachelor of Science in commercial economics along with a minor in chemistry from South Dakota State University, and an MBA from Indiana University. Fluharty also holds the FINRA Series 6 and 26 licenses, as well as his ChFC, CLU, FALU, and FLMI designations.

Lee will help us continue to refine our underwriting standards that will make it easier for producers to do business with us...

Nationwide Life Insurance Business offers customers a variety of solutions for selecting the best policy to meet their needs. Between term, whole, universal and variable universal, Nationwide tools and support help match customers with the best fit. As the robust insurance industry continues to evolve, Nationwide has remained customer-centric and prioritizes financial security for members.



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