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Nationwide Essential

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

Highlighted Coverages

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

Plan Info

Plan Type
View Certificate
Refund Policy
Available to
U.S. Residents
AM Best Rating

Trip Protection

Trip Cancellation
Trip Interruption
Terrorism in Itinerary City
Interrupt for Any Reason
Cancel for Any Reason

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

Additional Benefits

24-Hour Emergency Assistance
Rental Car
Optional Coverages
Confirmation of Coverage

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Ratings and reviews

Our customers rate the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Essential on our site
(4.64) of 5
on average based on 6094 reviews.
A.M. Best Rating
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Been a customer for a few trips now and never needed to file a claim. But curious if the policy that we purchased would of covered us if we needed to leave the ship at a port and fly home because of illness? The reason why I ask is because a couple we were traveling with had to do just that. The male traveler came down with walking pneumonia and NCL strongly suggested they get off at Cozumel and fly home. Reason being was the next three days will be at sea and if you need to be medevac'd off the ship we will be out-of-range for helicopters to reach us. That being said they chose to disembark at Cozumel to be safe. So I was wondering if the plan we purchased would of covered the travel expenses. Thanks so much and looking forward to purchasing our next travel policy.
Robert D.
Thank you for peace of mind. I go no where without your services.
Debra E.
Easy to shop for various plans and we were happy with the coverage and costs. Fortunately we did not have to file any claim so we can't speak to that process.
Devan K.
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