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.
Last Updated: August 23, 2017
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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
9.8 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Pet Insurance
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Nationwide Pet Insurance
8.5 / 10 - Excellent
#4 in Pet Insurance
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Key Facts

  • Consistently #1 in customer satisfaction, A+ BBB
  • Chosen by almost 90% of ConsumersAdvocate.org 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
  • Free 24/7 vethelpline access
  • Discounts available on home and auto
  • 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
10/10
Claims and Service
10/10
Pricing
10/10
Enrollment
8.5 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Coverage
10/10
Benefit Limits
10/10
Deductibles
10/10
Reimbursement
8/10
Claims and Service
6/10
Pricing
6/10
Enrollment

Customer Reviews

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9.6 / 10 - Excellent
95%
5 stars
1%
4 stars
1%
3 stars
1%
2 stars
2%
1 stars
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8.8 / 10 - Excellent
82%
5 stars
5%
4 stars
2%
3 stars
2%
2 stars
9%
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, Reviews, and Enrollment. However, Nationwide scores better on Coverage. Both companies score similarly on Benefit Limits, Deductibles, and Reimbursement.


Latest Reviews

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lisa
Johnston, Rhode Island

9/21/2017
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
I have had a great experience with Nationwide Pet Insurance and have recommended it to several of my friends. My dog has received great care, in part because I am able to get him the care he needs!


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Sarah H
Reston, Virginia

9/20/2017
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
My experience with Healthy Paws has been outstanding and I highly recommend them! Their app is super easy to use and everyone I have spoken to there has been helpful and friendly. Most importantly though, they have provided a very reliable service. I did a lot of research before selecting an insurance company and I am so pleased that I selected Healthy Paws. My older dog has had significant medical issues over the past two years and having Healthy Paws insurance has allowed us access to medical care that has extended and improved the quality of her life. I wanted pet insurance for peace of mind, so that if something comes up I can take care of my dog without financial concerns. Healthy Paws has given me that peace of mind. I highly recommend them!


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Sidney H
Sunnyvale, California

9/20/2017
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
Our cat had a broken bone and we are so thankful we got Healthy Paws because it wasn't cheap. They are a life saver!


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Larry S
Templeton, California

9/20/2017
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
Once the insured understands that if they submit all information regarding their claim, including exam notes, the process moves quite quickly. Gave 4 stars. If they were perfect, what would they have to stride for?


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Tina A
Stockton, California

4/18/2015
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
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

2/7/2015
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
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

1/17/2015
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
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

1/6/2015
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
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.