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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
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Good for peace of mind.
Mara L. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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It's been two weeks since I filed a claim and I have heard zero - nothing - from the company you chose to process claims (CBP Insure). I sent an e-mail and got a response that someone would contact me within 2 business days, still crickets (nothing). Claim/Policy Number: NWE23030222244K
Member Name: GEORGE OUIMET; Update: I heard back after nearly a month. CLAIM DENIED except a $100 a day maximum reimbursement. What a joke it didn't even cover the cost of the policy, so Nationwide made money and we have an out of pocket loss of more than $2000. READ THE FINE PRINT, the only things they cover for trip interruption are things that almost never happen. To no fault of ours one of our connecting flights was delayed more than 4 hours, which caused us to miss our flights home. No refund, no voucher to get a new flight, nothing. Stranded with no way to get home and this lousy Nationwide Policy DIDN'T COVER IT. Never again!
GEORGE O. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Didn't use, but had peace of mind knowing we were covered.
Marcus S. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I recommend Nationwide Travel Insurance. I had to file a claim due to Delta Airlines damaging my luggage and Nationwide processed the claim and reimbursed me for the luggage. I will be using Nationwide Travel Insurance for all my vacations.
Jeffrey W. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The claim was filed October 25th with 9 attachments, I received an email asking for more information Nov 12th, which i responded to Nov 13th with 4 more attached documents, and got an confirmation email. Since i never heard anything again and the website only shows "RECEIVED" I called on Dec 7th. In the call I was told they sent me an email asking for more information, so i informed them i had responded the following day. She put me on hold and said i would receive a call in 20 minutes to finish up the claim. No call back. I called again with similar results, (being told i would get a call by end of day) on Dec 14th, 15th, 18th, 20th and 27th. Still nothing...they have all said, "I've upgraded your claim to priority and sent it directly to the manager." Now I'm being told they have a 2 week re-review period and I'll receive an email.

DO NOT purchase a plan from Nationwide if there is any chance you might actually use it.
My claim isn't even much, about $400 on a plan that cost $163.
Logan Z. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Flights were changed by the airline 2 months prior to trip and the times did not work for us so we cancelled our trip. Nationwide would not cover our claim for a cancelled trip (was only requesting the deposit). We booked another trip for the same week as the cancelled trip and after denying our claim they would not allow us to transfer the insurance we paid for to the rescheduled trip. So we were out the money from the original trip and we had to purchase a new insurance plan for the rescheduled trip. I contacted InsuremyTrip to see if they could do anything to help and they said I had to go through Nationwide. I contacted Nationwide and they said I had to go through InsuremyTrip. I would never use Nationwide or InsuremyTrip again.
Steven P. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Have bought this type of policy several times for peace of mind, but never needed it until this year. My wife got sick during our cruise and we missed our transfer home to airport due to a trip to emergency room. Thankfully, she was fine and luckily I bought the insurance as they covered all medical costs not covered by my insurance plus reimbursed airport transfer fees. Make sure you submit all required documentation including personal health insurance info. Customer service rep was so kind, helpful and patient with me throughout. Re-enforces why buying travel insurance is worth the peace of mind. I'll never travel without insurance again. Highly recommend this very reasonably priced plan.
John J. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I purchased a $4000 coverage plan for my trip to Israel. Unfortunately, a terrorist attack occurred, followed by a war outbreak. For safety reasons, the travel provider canceled the trip. My travel insurance, however, refused to cover the $500 non-refundable deposit I paid. They cited that the 33-day gap between the attack and the scheduled departure date exceeded their 30-day limit for coverage. This is extremely frustrating given that the conflict is still ongoing, and I am left as an innocent party affected by these circumstances.
Quinn C. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Did not need to submit a claim, but was happy with price and coverage.
Deborah F. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I purchased this policy for my husband and myself on a recent cruise. We didn't need to file a claim. As such, all I can truly say is that I'm satisfied with the price I paid for the coverage options I selected. However, I feel that asking me to rate a plan I actually didn't use is somewhat misleading to future clients.
Loretta U. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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