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Nationwide Health Insurance

About Nationwide Group

In 1925, Nationwide was founded as the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio. The first policies written were solely for Ohio farmers and the company only offered car insurance. As development progressed, the company changed its name to Nationwide to represent its expanding business in both location and members. Working under the values of trust, respect, honesty and integrity, Nationwide's "On Your Side" promise has made them one of the largest insurance agencies in the United States.

Wiki Says

In 1955, Farm Bureau Mutual changed its name to Nationwide Insurance. In the 10 years that followed, Nationwide expanded into Oregon, making the company truly "nationwide." It also expanded into 19 other states, bringing the total by 1965 to 32 states and the District of Columbia.

Nationwide currently has about 36,000 employees. On Sept. 24, 2007 Columbus Children's Hospital was rededicated as Nationwide Children's Hospital. This was done in response to a $50 million donation to the hospital by Nationwide.

Nationwide Health Insurance Says

Nationwide offers a number of supplemental health insurance and benefit options to suit its policyholders' health, group accident and travel needs. In addition to providing general medical costs coverage, Nationwide offers accident medical protection. This converge provides protection to policyholders who were injured or killed in a group activity. Also, with Nationwide travel insurance, medical costs will be covered no matter where in the world the policyholder is traveling.

Contact Nationwide at:

Nationwide World Headquarters
One Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215–2220
Telephone: (800) 372-0713

Sources: "Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company,” Wikipedia, June 3, 2009; "History," Nationwide Web site, 2009; “Specialty Health, Liability and Travel Insurance,” Nationwide Web site, 2009

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