Stay Open for Business with Nationwide and IBHS

Nationwide is a company member of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), whose mission is to conduct research to identify and promote the most effective ways to strengthen homes, businesses and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss or business disruption.

One of IBHS’s guiding principles is the idea that all businesses should prepare for the unexpected. To help with that, they’ve developed the OFB-EZ® (Open for Business-EZ) toolkit, a 20-page guide for business owners to create their own business continuity plan using the toolkit’s eight modules.

Get business continuity planning resources online

The OFB-EZ toolkit and additional resources from Nationwide and IBHS are available to Nationwide-insured businesses on Take a virtual tour of the site or sign up for member access.

Once you’ve registered and logged in, navigate to "Resources > Loss Control Programs" to locate the OFB-EZ toolkit and other related materials. You can also find the toolkit on the IBHS website,

Contact the Nationwide Loss Control Services team

Loss Control Services consultants will work with you to help design a solid risk management program for you and your business.

Call 1-866-808-2101 or email us