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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 who have visited Iceland rated the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Essential plan
4.61 out of 5
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Travel insurance is a necessity in these days, but it is largely a scam because companies (hotels, airlines, tour operators) want to charge for services they don’t provide when something changes for their customers. It should be the companies buying insurance to cover their losses, not consumers. Unfortunately, unless there are better consumer protections in the future, these policies will continue to be important. This was the cheapest we found to cover what we needed.
Lisa D. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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After experiencing significant challenges with Nationwide during a claim process that stemmed from a 28-hour flight delay, including bureaucratic hurdles and a lack of clear communication which led to a disappointing compensation outcome, I initially rated my experience quite poorly. However, two weeks following my initial review, Nationwide took the initiative to reach out. In this follow-up, they offered a more detailed explanation of the claims process. Additionally, they provided additional benefits which, while not fully compensating for additional costs incurred, reflected a degree of consideration and customer care that was previously absent.

This proactive approach and willingness to engage and address customer concerns have significantly altered my perception of Nationwide. While the initial experience was far from satisfactory, the subsequent effort to rectify issues demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction that should be acknowledged. Still, Nationwide can improve its initial claims process and communication, they are willing to listen to feedback and take steps to improve their customer's experience. While not entirely satisfied, I would consider using them again.
Michael B. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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We have previously used Nationwide through Insuremytrip for trip insurance, and in one case needed to make a claim. Nationwide covered our losses with no issues, and so we now default to them (and Insuremytrip) when buying trip insurance. Although we did not need to make a claim this time, we were able to book everything with the peace of mind that we would not be out a bunch of money should something unforeseen happen.
William S. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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With all the problems with COVID-19 this company went the extra mile and showed me just how great their business really is. I will return business and let everyone I know to use this company.
denise w. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Had to cancel because of wife's injury. Nationwide covered full amount of loss without hassle.
Richard O. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Since we didn't need to file a claim there is not much I can say.
Larry L. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Great piece of mind for our trip!
Martin R. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Did not cover much for lost or delayed luggage. That should be improved.
Health insurance was high considering that Iceland has socialized medicine.
Taliaferro T. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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It's difficult to write a review about an insurance policy when you didn't file a claim.
That would be the real judge of good coverage.
I always feel more comfortable traveling with coverage than without.
Mary R. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Although I did not need to file any claims, I was happy with the service I received in purchasing the insurance.
Kathleen Y. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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