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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
4.62 out of 5
7,570
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Our flight was cancelled for mechanical issues but the policy only covers 24 hour weather delay and strikes. Typical ridiculous fine print. I buy insurance to cover things beyond my control. Mechanical issues are a common reason for flight delay/cancelation that are beyond my control. To sell a policy that does not cover mechanical issues is simply a scam. I want my money back you con artists!
george j. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Everything is OK! Thank you!
Marina S. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Didn’t have to use fortunately, so it was great!
Christopher R. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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We had to file a claim. We were on a cruise and my husband needed medical assistance. I called the number with the policy (the ship provided a phone line), and the rep could confirm we had a policy but not guarantee specific coverage. I get it--they're not claim adjustors. He gave me the number of someone else, who did the same. So I didn't get the confirmation/explanation I was looking for, but went ahead and hoped for the best.
Great results: filing was easy. Did everything on line when I got home. Glad I had purchased the policy shortly after we booked the trip because I didn't have to worry about the pre-existing conditions clause. (Wouldn't have applied, but didn't want any possible snags.) Got an email from Nationwide saying they had received the claim within a day. Two weeks later I have a check mailed to us for the full amount of the medical charges. (And medical charges on a ship are EXPENSIVE!) I wish their website would have been able to give an update, but I can live with that. I would buy from them again!
Diane T. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Purchasing coverage was easy. I like that I received correspondence about my coverage shortly before my trip. I’ve purchased trip insurance in the past and never received correspondence from the insurance company reviewing the benefits of the policy. Fortunately, I did not need to use the coverage so I cannot comment on the claim service. I would buy coverage again for the peace of mind in purchasing non-refundable airfare and/or hotel rooms.
Nicole C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Filed a claim because the airline cancelled our flight due to weather. Even though I had the email from the airline claiming the weather cancellation, Nationwide is doing everything in its power to make me show more proof that the flight wasn't cancelled. Very poor service from this company and will not pay the claim even though I have the proof. Shame on them for not paying the claim.
Kipling G. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I had to visit the Medical Center onboard the ship. The charge was approximately $300. I was able to file a claim online while I was still on the ship. Within two weeks I was reimbursed for the total amount. Very pleased with the process to file a claim.
Robert d. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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i did not make a claim but it was very easy to work with insuremytrip to understand the coverage and Nationwide did send me detailed info on how to get help if needed while traveling
Michael M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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We usually buy the Nationwide Essential travel insurance at the same time we make tour/travel reservations. Although tour companies offer similar coverage, it usually costs more. A couple of times we have needed to adjust the dates of coverage a little (i.e. extended the trip or airline schedule changes) and were able to modify coverage dates fairly easily with no additional cost. Fortunately, we have not needed to file a claim for the 6 or 8 trips we have insured, so I can't comment on the claim process. Overall, the Nationwide Essential Plan seems adequate and flexible enough to allow us to customize of coverage to meet our needs.
Randall R. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Had to cancel my trip a month before, got nothing back from the insurance
Mark J. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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