Nationwide was founded in 1926 as an auto insurance provider for farmers in Ohio. Today, Nationwide has grown to be one of the largest financial companies in the world. The company, which provides property, auto, and life insurance, recently began offering identity protection services as an add-on to existing policies.

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The Good

  • Credit Monitoring Services 
  • Medical ID Theft Resolution 
  • Online Data Protection Suite 

Credit Monitoring Services 

Nationwide offers free credit monitoring as well as a free credit report for one insured member on that policy. For an additional low monthly rate, customers can add credit monitoring services to more insured members under the same policy. 

Medical ID Theft Resolution 

This coverage is included in the identity theft policy. It includes everything from a full review of medical records to disputing fraudulent accounts and bills with a medical provider, insurance company, or facility. 

Online Data Protection Suite 

Nationwide's Online Data Protection Suite is a software that customers can download that provides customers with two layers of protection on their personal computers. This software protects against key logging and various phishing attacks. Another feature of the Online Data Protection Suite is the PhishBlock feature. The PhishBlock program warns customers if they are about to access a scam website. 

The Bad

  • No Pricing Information
  • Service Limitations

No Pricing Information

Nationwide has not disclosed pricing information for its identity protection services on its corporate website. Interested consumers are encouraged to contact the company for a free quote.

Service Limitations

Nationwide does not offer bank account monitoring or criminal records monitoring, which are important identity protection services. 

The Bottom Line

Nationwide offers credit monitoring services, medical identity theft resolution, and an online data protection suite. However, the company does not offer bank account monitoring or criminal records monitoring. In addition, Nationwide is not transparent about its prices. 

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