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
  • 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
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8.6 / 10 - Excellent
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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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Barbara H
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
7/27/2017
We got a labradoodle puppy, Bella, in March of 2017 and she has had several bouts with stomach issues, and Nationwide was so helpful as to when to take her into vet etc. They also pay for well checks and that is helpful especially with a new puppy. Nationwide has called to check up on Bella after incidents and when I send the billings in to them, they pay right away. I am so glad that we got the Pet Insurance from Nationwide and would recommend them to anyone that has a dog. You never know when something will happen, and you need to have it covered as the expense is greater than you expected or can afford at the time. Thank you Nationwide Pet Insurance, I'm glad we have you..

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Gracie
Palmdale, California
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
7/27/2017
nationwide was recommended by our long time vet (anaheim hills pet clinic) we had a new puppy and even though we had been happy with our other pet insurance, we decided to go with our vets recommendation. Nationwide has done exactly what they claim. Our pup in now 7 months old, had all her shots, one little hic-up, and finally got her spayed. Now she should be good to go. After $ 250.00 deductible, Nationwide has covered everything at 90% off just as promised. Being in the dog world, I have heard a lot of bad things about Nationwide Pet Insurance. However I am glad I listened to my vet. Nationwide should contact Dr. Bogan at Anaheim Hills Pet Clinic to thank her for supporting this Plan. Other vet's are not so favorable.

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Tara K
San Diego, California
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
7/26/2017
Heslthy Paws Pet Insurance is an absolutly fantastic carrier. The customer care is phenominal, the promise to support the health and happiness of animals is always fulfilled, and the reumbursements are sent in a timely manner. This company greatly exceeds my expectations and hopes. I highly recommend HPPI !

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Carol
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance review
7/26/2017
I have nothing but the highest praise for Healthy Paws Pet Insurance. All of the invoices we had submitted to Healthy Paws were thoroughly documented for us as far as reimbursement eligibility, and left nothing to question. The telephone customer support was outstanding, and better yet, compassionate and supportive. Reimbursement of my eligible expenses were very fast which, of course, was very much appreciated. I have nothing but the highest praise for Healthy Paws pet insurance, and highly recommend them to anyone who is curious about their services.

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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.