SOURCE: HTH Worldwide

May 06, 2008 10:25 ET

Students Abroad in Barcelona Rely on HTH Worldwide for Easy Access to Top Hospital Care

RADNOR, PA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - HTH Worldwide announced today that it has contracted with USP Institut Universitari Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona, Spain to provide care to over 600 students living in Barcelona and participating in programs sponsored CEA - Global Education Solutions. CEA seeks to provide its participants with convenient access to top medical providers without incurring any out-of-pocket expense. Through an HTH Worldwide group health insurance plan, CEA participants now have ready access to outpatient clinics and emergency services at the highly regarded USP facility. The hospital looks for payment directly from HTH when a CEA participant presents an identification card bearing the HTH Direct(SM) logo.

"As a leading provider of study abroad programs, CEA works to assure that participants in its programs have a safe and healthy international living experience," said Idoia Garcia Elizalde, CEA Campus Director. "Working with HTH Worldwide, we were able to ensure hassle-free access to top-flight care at one of Barcelona's leading hospitals."

"USP Hospitales is pleased to have been serving HTH Worldwide members since 2005, and we welcome the opportunity to provide increased service and convenience to the international community through the HTH Direct(SM) program," said Francisco Palmer Cabrinetti, Marketing Director. "We look forward to expanding the relationship with HTH by bringing additional USP facilities into the program in the near future."

"HTH Worldwide has worked with CEA and USP Hospitales in recent years to meet the needs of our members who live, work and study abroad," said Laura Hilton, HTH Worldwide's Director of Global Health and Safety Services. "We are delighted to be able to cooperate with USP to raise the standard of convenience and care to meet the expectations for service from CEA and its Barcelona participants."

HTH Worldwide is a leading provider of health insurance plans for study abroad programs as well as business and leisure travelers. HTH programs are distinguished by a contracted community of over 5,000 hospitals and doctors in 180 countries and by global health and safety databases that are accessed online and via handheld communication devices and marketed as HTH Mobile Health(SM) . HTH combines its health and safety research, advanced Internet applications, and extensive experience in designing and delivering international health insurance plans to ensure customers' health, safety and peace of mind. HTH was recently named one of North America's fastest growing companies in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500.

About CEA

The nation's premier study abroad organization, CEA offers an unparalleled suite of global education opportunities for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1996, CEA has forged partnerships with international universities in 15 countries to offer study abroad in Spain, Italy, China, France, Germany and England, among many other destinations. In addition, CEA has partnered with the University of New Haven to create the CEA GlobalCampus Network, a collection of campuses worldwide designed to provide university and college students with active, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.GoWithCEA.com.

About USP Hospitales

USP Hospitales is a private, integrated and global network of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, day surgery centers, diagnostic centers and multispecialty clinics. With 3,500 employees and 2,500 doctors, USP Hospitales treats more than 1.5 million patients each year. USP is currently the leading independent hospital group on the Iberian Peninsula with a network of 42 healthcare centers in Spain and Portugal. For more information, visit www.usphospitales.com.

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