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Travel Insurance Reviews Nationwide Essential

The Essential plan from Nationwide Mutual Insurance is for travelers planning trips on a budget who don't want to sacrifice coverage. Coverages include Trip Cancellation and Interruption, Medical, Emergency Medical Evacuation, and Assistance Services.

To learn more, see the Nationwide Essential trip insurance product page.

Customers rated the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Essential plan
4.63 out of 5
6,526
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
I had one change needed to my plan a couple of weeks before we left and the agent with whom I spoke was helpful. The change was easy and I was very pleased with the customer service. Luckily we did not need the coverage to file a claim, but in the time of COVID I was glad I had the insurance. After researching possible companies, this was the one I chose and I'm glad.
Cynthia K. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
It's hard to judge an insurance policy and the company that issued it unless you make a claim, but this policy provided me coverage I wanted for my trip. It gave me comfort that if weather or an emergency cancelled or delayed my trip, I would be reimbursed for my expenses. It also provided coverage for lost luggage and medical treatment and transport.
David G. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
It was easy to compare and purchase the right plan for my trip.
Kelly M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
Your staff were extremely kind and helpful when I needed to change my travel dates. Many thanks!!!
Nora M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
Didn't need to use it so hard to say how well it worked. But that's a good thing.
Eileen M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
Thank You
Douglas B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
Used this for a December cruise. Love the options were given and the ability to add other options as needed. Purchasing is easy and the chat feature is the best.
Houston S. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
Thankful that we didn’t have to use it but really grateful for the coverage. We will use it again if we travel internationally.
Suzanne B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
UPDATE: we were notified (after the start date of the original trip), that the coverage had been transferred to our new date. Still haven’t travelled.

Original Review: Due to Covid our trip was rescheduled we notified insurance a month before departure we called them three times to ensure they were tracking the change, I was told it was in underwriting, have never received any notice that the insurance dates have been changed, just got this request to review our trip that didn’t happen. Can’t even imagine what it would be like if you had to file a claim.
Michael E. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
This is really hard to do when you don’t have a claim. If I did have a claim, I would be able to evaluate the policy a little bit better based on what I needed covered.
Beth T. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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