SOURCE: HTH Worldwide

October 15, 2007 15:21 ET

Penn State University Selects HTH Worldwide to Provide Health Insurance and Services for Study Abroad Programs Offered at 24 Campuses

RADNOR, PA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - HTH Worldwide, the leading provider of international health plans and online health and security information to the international education community, announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract by Penn State University to serve thousands of study abroad students at its 24 campuses. Every year, over 250,000 U.S. students studying abroad need health insurance and access to quality healthcare. Study abroad activity continues to grow rapidly despite security concerns around the world.

The Penn State students, representing one of the largest study abroad contingents in the country, gain access online at and via handheld communication devices through HTH Mobile Health(SM) to search outside the U.S. They can access a wide range of global health and security information as well as assistance services. At, Penn State's international student advisors can increase their productivity and ease the burden of plan administration by using online tools for enrollment and claims functions.

"We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by Penn State and will strive to provide the excellent service that sets HTH apart," said Elaine Del Rossi, Chief Sales Officer, HTH Worldwide. "Penn State students visiting 45 different countries can all count on HTH to help make their international studies a safe and healthy experience."

"Penn State is committed to offering its students the most rewarding study abroad experiences possible," said Penn State Director of Education Abroad, Dr. John M. Keller. "Staying safe and healthy is essential, and we are pleased to partner with HTH Worldwide to provide the resources our students and faculty need to achieve their educational goals."

Currently serving a client base of more than 350 institutional programs, HTH is the leading provider of primary health insurance for over 125,000 international students annually and also provides web-based personal health and security knowledge tools to thousands of global business and leisure travelers. The company's growing global online physician community gives members access to contracted providers in 180 countries, and HTH's online health and security databases cover nearly 900 popular destinations in the U.S. and abroad.

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