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
8.5 / 10 - Excellent
#4 in Pet Insurance
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Key Facts
  • Consistently #1 in customer satisfaction, A+ BBB
  • Chosen by almost 90% of 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
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
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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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8.2 / 10 - Excellent
74%
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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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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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Lee
Hampton, New Hampshire
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
6/23/2017
Been extremely satisfied with my pet insurance through Nationwide!

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Ann f
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
6/22/2017
Nationwide Pet Insurance previously VPI, are without a doubt. The best pet insurance companies I have signed my pets up too. They have helped us greatly to lessen the financial burden of paying for our pets medical bills. With all the claims I have submitted, I have never had any difficulties with the companies. As Nationwide now, I just email my claim in and in several days the claim is already being processed. That's even faster than my Blue Cross claims as well. Personally, I can highly recommend Nationwide Pet Insurance Company.

Kimberly P
San Diego, California
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
6/21/2017
I ensured my pit bull, Aso, with Healthy Paws in November 2016. He ended up tearing both ACL's and needed surgery. We struggled to find a way to pay for his surgery but we were finally able to get two credit cards approved for his Bilateral TPLO surgery on May 17, 2017. I filed a claim soon after, and as soon as they received all the medical records and surgery records, they sent out checks for the surgery and the medication he needed!! They covered 80% of the cost and it was quick and easy to file the claim. Healthy Paws is the best pet insurance company out there as far as I'm concerned. They also emailed me to check on Aso to see how he was doing. They genuinely care about our furry family member. I put our newest member on this insurance as well. I added Apache even before the checks came. I am very happy with the service Healthy Paws provides. They are amazing and I will use them exclusively from now on!! If you are looking for a great pet insurance for your furry family members, you MUST give this company your business!! You will be happy that you did!! I know I am!!

Christine F
Winter Garden, Florida
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
6/20/2017
Thanks to Healthy Paws, my furry soulmate was able to get surgery last month that saved his vision. I didn't have to consider for one second how I would pay back the nearly $3500 I had to put on my credit card for surgery, recovery, post op visits and hundreds of dollars in medications due to his retinal detachment. I've already received reimbursement but more, a wonderful email inquiring about my beloved Maxwell's status. The fear of watching them take my baby into surgery still brings tears to my eyes but money never had to weigh into my decision on giving him the best care recommended. I love Healthy Paws and consider it one of my wisest decisions to insure my three fur babies. When the unexpected happens, the last thing you want to do is worry about having to make an impossible choice if you can't afford expensive care. I am grateful I wasn't put in that position. I formally was insured by ASPCA but changed when I found out there was a limit to the amount they would pay a year. And thank goodness I did. I far exceeded the ASPCA Insurance cap and Healthy Paws still process the claims the day I upload them on their website. They are a business that really does care.

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Tina A
Stockton, 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.