Nationwide Essential

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The Nationwide Essential plan is a good option if you are planning a trip on a budget, but don't want to sacrifice coverage.

With coverages like trip cancellation, trip interruption and baggage protection, this plan includes the standard comprehensive travel insurance coverages. It also features some additional options. You can add the optional coverages for rental car collision if you are planning on using a rental car during your trip. Be sure to call your rental car company to verify if they will honor this coverage.

If you purchase the plan within 10 days of your initial trip payment; insure the full pre-paid, non-refundable cost of the trip; and meet all the eligibility requirements you could qualify for additional time sensitive benefits, such as financial default coverage and the pre-existing conditions exclusions waiver.

This plan also includes medical coverage for unexpected medical and dental emergencies. If you qualify for the pre-existing conditions exclusions waiver, you could receive treatment for illness or injury associated with that pre-existing condition, regardless of the lookback period. The plan also includes emergency medical evacuation if the attending physician recommends that your condition warrants transportation to another medical facility.

Coverages and Plan Info

Coverage amounts are per person, unless otherwise noted.

Plan Summary

Comprehensive travel insurance plans offer the most benefits and optional coverages. These plans provide the best protection for the investment made in a trip.

Highlighted Coverages

Trip Cancellation
Trip Interruption
Baggage Delay
Pre-Existing Condition Lookback Period
Medical Evacuation

Plan Info

Plan Type
View Certificate
Refund Policy
Available to
AM Best Rating
Years in Business

Trip Protection

Trip Cancellation
Trip Interruption
Terrorism in Itinerary City
Interrupt for Any Reason
Cancel for Any Reason
Baggage Delay
Supplier Default


Medical Limit
Complications of Pregnancy
Emergency Medical Expenses

Pre-Existing Conditions

Sudden Recurrence
Lookback Period
Pre-Existing Condition Period

Accidental Death

Common Carrier
Included in Accidental Death 24-Hour
Flight Only
Note: Your Accidental Death-Flight amount depends on the amount you select for Accidental Death-24-Hour


Medical Evacuation
Evacuation from
Evacuation to
Evacuation criteria

Additional Benefits

24-Hour Emergency Assistance
Rental Car
Optional Coverages

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Ratings and reviews

Our customers rate the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Essential plan on our site
on average based on 2049 reviews.
A.M. Best Rating
Better Business Bureau Rating
It's easy to be satisfied when you don't have to file a claim. Nevertheless, I felt the price for the Nationwide Essential plan was reasonable for the coverage provided.
Deborah H.
My disappointment stemmed from the fact that there was such a cost difference due to age with no concern for my health. Oh well, this getting older means getting discriminated on a whole new level. Your Nationwide Mutual Essential coverage was fine.
Jane A.
We had no problems during our trip. Nice to have insurance incase we needed it.
John S.
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