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Get appointed with Nationwide®.

At Nationwide®, we believe in creating strong, long-lasting relationships with independent agents. Once appointed with Nationwide, we’ll deliver what you need when you need it — because your agency is unique to us.

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What it means to partner with us
Once you get appointed with us, you can enjoy what Nationwide has to offer independent agents. We will:
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We invest time and resources getting to know you and your agency.

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We provide service and support that allows you to operate with speed.

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We partner with you to help acquire and retain more customers and reward your growth with us.

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Customized solutions for a wide variety of customers.

Nationwide's innovative telematics programs are easily adaptable to meet the needs of your customers and save them money.

SmartRide® is an insurance program that rewards safe drivers - with discounts of up to 40% - using an app that measures driving metrics.

SmartMiles® offers the same great coverage as a traditional Nationwide auto policy but with a flexible monthly premium that’s based on mileage.

For even more savings, multi-car customers can combine SmartRide and SmartMiles on a single policy.

"The SmartRide discount is a good incentive for writing new business and is a great tool to retain existing policyholders."
— Sylvia Garrett, Ohio

The confidence of working with a strong and stable award-winning company
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A.M. Best
Received 10/17/2002; affirmed 12/17/2019
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Moody's
Received 3/10/2009; affirmed 11/7/2017
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Standard & Poor's
Received 12/22/2008; affirmed 9/16/2019

J.D. Power Award

You put your clients' needs first — and so do we.
Nationwide® is #1 in Customer Satisfaction with Small Commercial Insurance1, serving over half a million small businesses across the nation. Learn more

Quick and easy tools to help you get from start to sold.


Nationwide's modern and user-friendly sales tools include Nationwide ExpressSM, which allows you to quote multiple personal lines products in as little as two minutes. Plus, our commercial tools provide you with quick response times; the ability to quote, bind and issue at point of sale and an automated referral to an underwriter when needed.

Help customers save even more by combining SmartRide and SmartMiles.

Become a Nationwide appointed agent


We have streamlined our process to get you an appointment decision as quickly as possible (you will hear back from us within 5 business days on next steps).

We have what you’re looking for in a carrier:
  • Stable, respected, national presence
  • Nationally recognized claims support
  • Relationship-driven sales support
  • Exceptional service with a personal touch
What we look for in an agent to become appointed:
  • Have an established history of profitable growth
  • Have a spirited drive for acquisition
  • Conduct annual business planning
  • Have a strong community presence
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Interested in learning more about an appointment with Nationwide?
If you're already appointed and interested in adding another line of business or license, contact your sales manager.
[1] J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Small Commercial Insurance Study of customers’ satisfaction with their insurance provider. jdpower.com/awards.