Compare Healthy Paws vs. Nationwide Pet Insurance

What’s the difference between Healthy Paws Pet Insurance and Nationwide Pet Insurance? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
9.8 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Pet Insurance
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Nationwide Pet Insurance
8.4 / 10 - Excellent
#4 in Pet Insurance
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Key Facts
  • Consistently #1 in customer satisfaction, A+ BBB
  • Chosen by almost 90% of Consumers Advocate visitors
  • Comprehensive illness and accident coverage
  • Unlimited lifetime benefits + no claim caps!
  • Annual deductible (recommended)
  • Free mobile app & no claims forms
  • First and largest pet insurer in the US
  • Whole Pet & Wellness Plan covers spay/neuter
  • Insurers most birds and exotic pets!
  • $250 annual deductible with Unlimited Claims
  • ​Covers congenital and hereditary conditions
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
9.8 / 10 - Excellent
9/10
Coverage
10/10
Benefit Limits
10/10
Deductibles
10/10
Reimbursement Models
10/10
Claims and Service
10/10
Pricing
10/10
Reviews
8.4 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Coverage
10/10
Benefit Limits
10/10
Deductibles
10/10
Reimbursement Models
8/10
Claims and Service
8/10
Pricing
3/10
Reviews
Customer Reviews
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9.6 / 10 - Excellent
95%
5 stars
1%
4 stars
1%
3 stars
1%
2 stars
3%
1 stars
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5.4 / 10 - Average
43%
5 stars
2%
4 stars
3%
3 stars
6%
2 stars
46%
1 stars
Final Verdict

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance has a higher overall rating than Nationwide Pet Insurance. Healthy Paws scores better than Nationwide across: Claims and Service, Pricing, and Reviews. However, Nationwide scores better on Coverage, and Enrollment. Both companies score similarly on Benefit Limits, Deductibles, and Reimbursement Models.

Latest Reviews

Frederick S
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
4/26/2017
Liberty is all good

Dawn I
Bellevue, Washington
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
4/26/2017
I was never sure how I felt about pet health insurance in the past, but decided to sign my chocolate lab up for coverage a few years ago. I shopped around and even had friends recommend a few companies, but I wasn't sold on any of them for some reason. Then I found Healthy Paws. I live in the Seattle area so I was happy to support a local company, and I loved how simple their plans were (AKA less fine print). I even called customer service to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding anything before I signed up because it seemed way too simple and straight forward. Healthy Paws has amazing customer service and they are always there to answer any questions. Their claim submitting process is so easy. Claims are also processed very quickly in my experience which is a huge plus since vet bills can get pretty pricey. My dog just had knee surgery (TPLO) a few weeks ago and I had my 80% reimbursement check a week after my dogs claim was processed. They were even kind enough to check in and see how my dog was doing post surgery. I always tell my friends how I wish I could find a health insurance plan like my dog has from Healthy Paws for myself!

Olivia W
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
4/26/2017
I'm not sure what I would have done if we didn't have Health Paws Insurance.. The customer service is awesome .. great response and support!!

Gene G
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
4/25/2017
Nationwide Pet Insurance provides outstanding services and support. I rest easier knowing that my pet is covered by Nationwide

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Tina A
Oakley, California
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
4/18/2015
I have had my insurance for a couple of years for my dog. I was thinking of canceling it because I didn't use it. Luckily, I didn't, my dog was recently diagnosed with Diabetes and the cost were huge. I turned my claim into VPI and they paid all but $250.00 of it. Wow!! Not only that but, I was paid with each claim in less than 14 days. Very convenient you can follow your claim on thier website. Thank you VPI. It was worth every penny I paid into it.

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CJ M
Downers Grove, Illinois
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
2/7/2015
Regarding the online quoting system + let me include multiple pets on same quote - can't figure out how to pay an annual amount rather than monthly - they add $25 to the first payment for account set up =deal breaker

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Lori S
Austin, Texas
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
1/17/2015
I've not actually had my pets covered under this insurer, but they are among the ones I obtained quotes from while shopping around. I have 2 cats; a 4 yr old male & a 12 yr old female. The female is actually in better health than the male, with his frequent UTIs, however because she is over 8 yrs old the best plan they will give me is a $500 deductible & 70% reimbursement, with various limitations. And at the same rate as the comprehensive plan for my male, which has a $100 deductible & reimburses at 90%.

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Jean H
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
1/6/2015
I think your review is really unfair to VPI. I had VPI when I owned a very ill great dane and they paid out more than they would have recouped if the dog had lived 10 years. I currently have Pet Plan because of all the GLOWING reviews that I had read and am on the verge of dropping them because I'm paying more for their coverage than I did with VPI and they have NEVER paid out a SINGLE DIME! Not even for an animal attack. With Pet Plan, you are banking on your dog getting some hereditary illness later in life that will be costly, but the day to day costs of owning a pet? Forget it. I'm going back to VPI.