NU Online News Service, April 4, 4:18 p.m. – Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Columbus, Ohio, is going ahead with previously announced plans to ease the underwriting requirements for its variable universal life insurance products.

Applicants in mediocre health who once would have had to pay “Table B” and “Table C” substandard rates will now be eligible for the standard rate.

The program is available for Nationwide’s Best of America Next Generation flexible-premium VUL policies and its Best of America Protection flexible premium VUL policies, for single-life contracts with benefit amounts ranging from $100,000 to $10 million.