SOURCE: Europ Assistance USA

August 27, 2007 10:13 ET

Hurtado Joins Europ Assistance USA as VP Operations

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - August 27, 2007) - Europ Assistance USA, part of the multinational Europ Assistance Group, today announced that Daniel Hurtado has joined the company as its Vice President, Operations.

In this role, Hurtado will be responsible for overseeing the company's international claims management, medical case management, travel assistance, and identity theft assistance divisions, as well as Europ Assistance USA's medical team. Based in the company's Washington, D.C., headquarters, Hurtado will oversee the functions of all of Europ Assistance USA's call and claims centers.

"Daniel comes to Europ Assistance USA with a wealth of insurance industry operations experience," said Guillaume Deybach, president and CEO, Europ Assistance USA. "As commitment to client is one of our key corporate values, we look forward to his leadership in taking our operational functions to even greater levels of service delivery and efficiency as we grow in North America."

Hurtado formerly served as senior vice president, Operations, for World Access Service Corporation of Richmond, Va., where he oversaw a major service delivery facility that handled 12 million calls per year. He also held executive positions with Travelers Insurance Company/Citigroup, The Heartland Insurance Group, and GE Financial Assurance. He began his career as a claims examiner, and later a claims supervisor, with Travelers.

Hurtado holds a BA in Economics and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Connecticut.

About Europ Assistance USA

Europ Assistance USA, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a part of the multinational Europ Assistance Group. Services include emergency medical evacuation and repatriation, medical referrals, case monitoring claims management, and identity theft resolution. Twenty-four hours a day at 34 assistance centers worldwide, multilingual assistance coordinators answer more than two calls per second and handle one assistance case every two seconds. www.europassistance-usa.com

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