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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 the Caribbean rated the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Essential plan
4.72 out of 5
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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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Thank You
Douglas B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Was happy I didn’t have to use it. Was glad it was there if I needed it.
jeanna b. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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This was a very reasonable price and the service and information were very satisfactory the staff very pleasant definitely will use this company again
Katherine C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
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The plan gave us security in a volitile travel environment
Edward F. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The cruise itinerary we originally purchased changed and we shifted the cruise embarkation date by one week. One would think it would be a hassle free exercise to change the insurance coverage dates. One would be wrong.

The number of email exchanges, documents, duplicate documents, duplicate explanations and multiple phone calls were required. It would have been easier to scrap the original policy and purchase a new one. So much for the creed “customer satisfaction.”
John S. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
Agents suggest you take out the policy several months in advance. Cruise and flight cancelled, but rebooked at a cheaper cost. Insure my trip Nationwide refused any refund saying I only had 10 days to cancel or change Poilicy. Cruise line and air carrier gave refunds for price difference, not Nationwide! They took advantage of the situation! Will NEVER use Insure my Trip Nationwide again!
Debra G. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are sorry to learn that your trip was postponed. Fortunately, Nationwide Mutual Insurance was able to transfer your policy to the new travel dates at no additional cost. You are correct in that most comprehensive travel insurance policies have a review period, typically 10-15 days from the date you purchase the plan, depending on the state you live in. The Nationwide Essential plan in your state of residence has a 10 day review period in which insureds are able to cancel the policy or make any changes that would result in a premium refund. There are no refunds outside of the review period. For information about how travel insurance can accommodate a rescheduled or cancelled trip, please call us at 800-487-4722.
    Oct 06,2020
The trip included a
cruise
tour
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
After looking at many travel insurance providers, we chose Nationwide. Unfortunately, my wife got sick and had to go to the medical center on the Carnival Breeze. We filed with our primary insurance and with Nationwide. My primary applied the entire amount to our deductible. Nationwide paid the entire amount. Yes you have to provide ALL the documents needed and it does take a while. Our cruise was in January and we got the check the 1st week of April. It took longer for my primary to process the claim. Once they received the necessary documents, Nationwide paid in about 15 or so days. We’re very happy with the process. Thank you Nationwide
Robert W. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
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I want to thank Nationwide and Oncall for the excellent service in getting me home from out of the country as well as the coverage and (as promised) responded to my claim in just under 15 business days. All of the staff that my wife and I spoke with during this difficult time were friendly, efficient and provided answers to all of our questions. I received an additional invoice from the ambulance company after I filed the original claim and you had approved. I called to ask how I should submit this additional claim and you gave an answer and a simple process on how to send it.
Thank you to all and we will certainly use your insurance again in the future and have already recommended you to family and friends.
Glenn H. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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The trip included a
cruise
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Essential
This is so much cheaper than what the travel gents or cruise lines have. The plans are very easy to compare too.
Lawrence B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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