Nationwide® Auto Insurance Reviews

2.0 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews

From Policyholders in the last year


Application Process

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These reviews were written by current and former policyholders in the last year.

Oct 26, 2017
Rate hikers
Anonymous Policyholder

I've been with Nationwide for over 5 years. Every year my rate went up. They never could explain why. I put up with it because they were still cheaper than other companies. This year my rate is nearly double what other companies offer. I'm officially done with this company. 

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Sep 17, 2017
Nationwide Is A Fraudster Racket
Anonymous Policyholder

Nationwide astronomically price gouges their auto policy holders. All auto policy holders should seek other independent insurance companies for lower rate quotes and switch like I did. I'm now saving over 40% for the exact same policy coverage and location.  Nationwide is a highly corrupt company.

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Jun 28, 2017
Horrible Company
Anonymous Policyholder

They have continually increased my rates in my 3 years with them. Then I get told by my agent to go to another company. I call the company and they give me a runaround and won't answer my questions. If I am supposed to get rewarded for time spent with the company but I am paying more than I did when I first started with them and have LESS coverage how is that being rewarded for staying with them? My rate increases 30% in a year. They call it a "regular rate increase". If that is a normal rate increase than I no one will ever be able to afford staying with this company. I am changing companies and they will never see my business again. I hope this they go under so no one has to deal with their nonsense. 

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Jun 07, 2017
The absolute worst insurance company
Anonymous Policyholder

This is A great company if you love to be screwed over and have your pockets raped. I've never experienced so many problems with a car insurance company until I switched to Nationwide. I hate having to call them because they are always against me. Even with pictures and evidence. I do all the work and investigating for them and they twiddling their thumbs and come up with a sob story to screw me over.

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Mar 30, 2017
Home and Full Coverage Auto Insurance
Anonymous Policyholder

Best rate and customer service. We always go through our local insurer and things are handled well. Thank you!

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Mar 28, 2017
Excellent service from day 1
Anonymous Policyholder

We were involved in an accident with the other party at fault and Nationwide made the whole claim process smooth and stress free for us. We never had to call our claim  specialist as they routinely called us to check in and keep us updated on the progression of the claim.  Not one complaint. Happy to have Nationwide

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Mar 01, 2017
Nationwide NOT on your side.
CrystalaBalla Policyholder

When it comes to filing a claim, be prepared to do all the work yourself. I was involved in an accident that was the other party's fault and so Nationwide asigned me an adjusted to help me with the process. After the initial day of the accident, I was unable to EVER reach my adjuster again. Any time I called the 800 number to ask for advice, they simply told me it was between mea nd the other insurance company. This is not right. I paid a lot of money for a policy believing they would represent me when I needed them. This is not the case. I was treated as if I did not matter in the least. I would never recommend this company to anyone. I was completely on my own when it came to my claim against the other driver with absolutely 0 help from my own insurance company. Beware, Nationwide is NOT on your side.

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Feb 24, 2017
Anonymous Policyholder

First, An unbelievable mistake by Nationwide has ever done to me was Nationwide once reported DMV incorrectly that my car is no longer insured by them, causing me a fine from DMV (driving an uninsured car). I still don't understand how a famous insurance company made such mistake. I used autopay so it wasn't something related to my payment. 

Secondly, the agent promised to decrease my premium after 6 months if I don't have any accidents. Now what? After two years, they increased my premium by 20%. I was busy so still continue the contract. Today I got another quote for approximated the same coverage, just 50% less than what Nationwide asked for 2 years ago. These are what I experienced with Nationwide.

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May 02, 2017

I had a similar experience. For whatever reason my autopsy was suspended every once in a while and since I always asssued it was fixed, I just went about my life. Suddenly these letters would come to my house saying my policy's would be cancelled. Each time I'd have to fork over chunks of cash to fix their computer issue.

With my renewals, my rate would go down, but recently other providers would quote me a lot lower. I've since switched.

Feb 03, 2017
I had a car insurance policy with them.
Anonymous Policyholder

Awful customer service and the rates woud go up every month :|

I was stuck with them for over a year and had a very bad experience. 

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Jan 18, 2017
Anonymous Policyholder

Been with them for 2 years with half coverage in an old vehicle before I turned 25. Got into a light accident, they took care of it for the other person, I had no worry. Bought a new "used" vehicle and do a full coverage for this one, premium rate went triple compare to I paid for the old vehicle. I have this rate for 2 more years now. Here comes to bi-annual renewal time, I like doing things online so I can avoid all the phone call and waiting. Used to be able to manage my policy online, it wasn't always smooth though because their website is pretty lagging, but then suddenly I can't even manage or change anything in my policy anymore. 

I called their C.S with intent to negotiate for better pricing because I've been with them for years; secondly, their website issues. The first rep totally ignore my first request and went ahead transfer me to someone else on the technology side. The second rep (tech rep) asked me for my account "Password", that was extrememly weird!!!!! The rep went ahead access to my account and said there was nothing wrong on their side, but I still got problem on my side. I asked what else she can do, she said nothing else she can do besides I have to speak with the phone represenative. So they basically brings me in circle which was pretty much a waste of time. The 2nd rep then went ahead saying a bunch of things I couldn't understand then transfer me AGAIN. Being tired with their poor facility and handling, not to mention the 2nd rep sounded like she was having an attitude, I hung up, went ahead to GEICO website and bought a new policy. At the very least, the technology on the new company was painless, fast and surprisingly cheaper rate.

Even more surprise, when I called Nationwide again to cancel my policy, the new rep went out and beyond her way to get it done with minimal questions asked. Gave detail info how much and when I will receive my refund and very into answering questions. Just if the first reps I spoke to being this way, they still have a customer. It's why they say customer service is the face of the company, especially for such business.

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