Compare Nationwide vs. Petplan Pet Insurance

What’s the difference between Nationwide Pet Insurance and Petplan Pet Insurance? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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Nationwide Pet Insurance
8.5 / 10 - Excellent
#4 in Pet Insurance
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Petplan Pet Insurance
8.9 / 10 - Excellent
#2 in Pet Insurance
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Key Facts
  • 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
  • Comprehensive Coverage (includes vet exam fee!)
  • Flexible annual reimbursement up to Unlimited
  • Choose Annual Deductible from $100-$1,000
  • 24/7 Customer Service – top rated, always available
  • Use any veterinarian in the US or Canada
  • Fast, paperless claim reimbursement via Petplan App
  • 10% Online Discount & Free Barkbox Offer
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
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
8.9 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Coverage
10/10
Benefit Limits
10/10
Deductibles
10/10
Reimbursement
9/10
Claims and Service
6/10
Pricing
8/10
Enrollment
Customer Reviews
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8.2 / 10 - Excellent
74%
5 stars
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4 stars
3%
3 stars
2%
2 stars
15%
1 stars
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6.2 / 10 - Very good
51%
5 stars
2%
4 stars
2%
3 stars
10%
2 stars
34%
1 stars
Final Verdict

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

Latest Reviews

Jenni Z
Hollywood, Florida
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
6/23/2017
I was happy with how quick my claim was expedited.

Samy L
Nationwide Pet Insurance review
6/23/2017
I am in love with Nationwide and tell everyone I know about how wonderful my experience has been. My 8 month old goldendoodle puppy was diagnosed with excessive thirst and urination and we've had to pursue a lot of testing to try to figure out what is wrong with him. Nationwide reimbursed us for everything and checked in to see how he was doing. It made it easy for us to make the decision to do the testing he needed, even though it added up to hundreds of dollars, we wanted to be sure his kidneys were healthy before having him neutered. Without insurance I'm not sure we would have been able to get the testing done financially. Also we recently set up the electronic payment and it's so fast to get reimbursements deposited directly into my account!

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Nikki
San Juan Capistrano, California
Petplan Pet Insurance review
5/29/2017
Emily was great and made the process of filing my claim very simple. She took the time to ask how my my puppy Hula was doing after eating a bee, and even made a personal follow-up phone call a week after we spoke to see how Hula was doing! Petplan has been great for my family. They have knowledgable and caring members on their team and it gives us peace of mind knowing we have good insurance coverage for our pets. This claim was over $1,000.00 and having Petplan made the emergency situation a lot less stressful. I highly recommend Petplan for pet insurance.

Keyai L  
Official Response

Community Manager of Petplan Pet Insurance
Thank you for your review Nikki!
Melissa K
Petplan Pet Insurance review
5/27/2017
I submitted my claims online and then called customer service two days later. Emily Briggs was absolutely amazing and such a wonderful help. She helped expedite Tucker's claims and I could not be happier with her professionalism and friendliness. She was a pleasure to speak with and I am so happy you have such caring service reps who truly care about our pets. A++++++++

Keyai L  
Official Response

Community Manager of Petplan Pet Insurance
Thank you for your review!
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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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David K
Raleigh, North Carolina
Petplan Pet Insurance review
3/23/2015
fast friendly. had no issues with getting doctor paid by PetPlan for several claims. one was about $4000. I only had to pay $200.

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Natasha E
Pasadena, California
Petplan Pet Insurance review
3/14/2015
I've had PetPlan for years, I think around 8 years now and I cannot be happier with their coverage, speed of processing claims and the amounts that they cover and reimburse. They do not split hairs, and I never had a question or a doubt that they were not being fair in their reimbursements. I've had three cats covered through them, out of which one had to be put down due to acute renal failure and it cost in the ER hospital fees in thousands of $ (LA, CA). They paid me back everything, minus the deductible and up to 80% for the ER/specialty care. Then I adopted my second cat, who is still rather young, but he just had a second bout of pancreatitis in his short 5 years of live. He barely survived and the bill again was in thousands of $$$ for having to rush him in between an ER and ER Specialty hospital. PetPlan again covered a fair deal and sent me a check within 10 days. No questions asked. Fair coverage, happy customer and my cat pulled through, thankfully to this great insurance and even more so to the staff of the two hospitals that took a good care of him. Thank you PetPlan!

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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.