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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
4.64 out of 5
6,267
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I waited until I submitted my claim on trip interruption part to see how it went. They came through and I received the amount claimed, after filing the proper information. I will also say I needed to contact them at least twice to make sure I understood what was needed for my claim and the agents I emailed and/called on phone were very helpful in aiding me to file properly. I appreciate all that was done, as I have never had to submit any claims on my many past trip coverages. Naturally I would recommend them after this proven positive experience.
Oh by the way, I needed to file this claim after I returned home around March 9-12 2020. Note that date - around the time the worldwide coved 19 just started to become an issue!!
So I was a bit stressed as I had returned home immediately after all this corona panademic began unfolding in the US.
NOTE: ALWAYS KEEP all records and receipts from the moment you plan an insure your trip until you arrive home, as you will need such records to submit along with your claim. Without proof you cannot expect reimbursement (obviously)
Ralph M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Due to my father's death we had to cancel a trip to Sweden and Denmark. Once we submitted all the paperwork (electronically), the claim was processed quickly and the payment sent. The amount we requested and substantiated was sent. We did take the time to provide a lot of documentation which probably helped make our claim an easy one to process. I would use Nationwide again for trip insurance.
Cynthia J. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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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 September 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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I will use Insure my Trip/Nationwide Insurance from now on! I paid for an expensive trip to Thailand in February. I already had some reservations due to the corona virus but decided to push through anyway. The day before I was to leave, my daughter injured herself. I promptly canceled trip and contacted Nationwide. The customer service rep was a little “snarly” with me but They emailed me the paperwork. It was easy to read and fill out by the doctor and myself. I promptly submitted and they promptly paid the claim.
Anitra M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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We got insurance to help cover issues, which luckily didn't come up. But it was good to have peace of mind in case we needed to use it!
Thomas G. 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.
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Happy to have the coverage and even happier I didn’t need it.
David H. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
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Didn't use the insurance but was glad I had it with the possibility of trip interruption.
Larry B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Insurance is something you buy but hope to never use. So far that has been the case for my international travel.
George C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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We filed a claim when my spouse fell down some stairs and broke his leg. We were very happy with the claims process and outcome. We bought the Nationwide Essential Comprehensive coverage.
Charles N. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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