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December, 2013
Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure’s news teams has culled our best tips and tricks to bring you the definitive cheat sheet for smoother, smarter, stress-free trips.
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November, 2013
The New York Times – In Transit

HTH Worldwide, which offers health insurance and other products to those travelling internationally, has made updates to its mobile application, mPassport, adding more translations of drug names and medical phrases and providing regional health alerts.
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September, 2013

When Helen and Ray landed in Southern Spain for what was meant to be a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation, they were feeling confident that they had planned carefully enough to meet all the expectations for their trip. They had planned enough, but their trip did not go as expected.
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September, 2013

Whether you’re booking a flight, navigating a new city (or looking for a doctor), here are the 75 digital tools you’ll want to keep on hand. mPassport won for the category Find a Doctor.
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May, 2013
Wall Street Journal Live

The start of the summer season means travel, and travel apps. MarketWatch’s Quentin Fottrell highlights mPassport and other apps for jetsetters.
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May, 2013
MarketWatch

Memorial Day Weekend isn’t just beaches and barbecues. The holiday also means hassles and high expenses, not to mention the likelihood of being stuck in a car with the family. The good news: Whatever your needs as the summer season gets under way, there’s an app for that, including mPassport.
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March, 2013
TODAY

Kathleen Baty, the "Safety Chick," shows TODAY's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb a few smartphone apps, including mPassport, that will keep you safe if you run into trouble while on spring break, and shows how to be secure in your hotel room with a peephole cover and portable alarm.
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December, 2012
Boston Globe

When traveling abroad, finding good medical care can be a challenge. With mPassport, a medical concierge service now available as an app, you can tap into a database of physicians and medical facilities created and maintained by HTH Worldwide.
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April, 2012
The Washington Post

Although it’s highly unlikely that you’ll need to be airlifted out of a country and returned home, it can be a devastating expense, often running $50,000 or more, say experts. Less-dramatic emergencies that don’t require evacuation can still send you to the hospital and ruin your trip.
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April, 2012
FoxNews.com

While there is no way to know where and when to be ready for a travel disaster, these eight apps can solve the problem of how. These apps will prepare you for the worst case scenarios and could end up saving your life when you're in uncharted territory.
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December, 2011
AccessHollywood.com

Stefanie Michaels (aka AdventureGirl) shows how you can travel like a celebrity with tips to make your holiday travel easier.
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June, 2011
GantDaily.com

HTH Worldwide is a traveler’s insurance company Penn State contracts to cover its students studying abroad. The service includes medical coverage as well as evacuation assistance during political unrest and natural disasters.
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February, 2011
MSNBC.com

The violence and political turmoil in Cairo over the past week that prompted the evacuation of thousands of tourists have also disrupted the studies of American students in Egypt, many who have been forced to flee the country.
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February, 2011
Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia

When Chad Miller went to Cairo to study international politics, he had no idea he's be witnessing a major historical event. Chad recounts what it was like to be in Egypt, and what it was like to get out.
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January, 2011
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Despite the pockets of violence that have flared in Cairo and other areas over the past week, however, university officials stressed that they were looking out for the safety of students on study trips to Egypt.
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January, 2011
The Huffington Post

Here are five (free!) iPhone apps for native English speakers specifically making their way through the Middle Kingdom. Each of these feature intuitive user interface design for getting through sticky situations with a quick swipe, pinch and a little dash of good fortune.
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December, 2010
California Broker

Medical evacuations can be complicated and costly. However, most travel insurance plans include a medical assistance benefit, which is critical. It gives members 24/7/365 access to a company that will arrange the evacuation and coordinate appropriate treatment along the way.
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December, 2010
Travel + Leisure

A recent spate of tragic incidents has brought home the need to be as prepared as possible to deal with the unthinkable and minimize any fallout for your family, friends and dependents if something happens to you.
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October, 2010
Global Traveler

Rob Howard, director of corporate sales, HTH Worldwide, on helping travelers navigate medical services abroad.
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August, 2010
Travel + Leisure

For travelers, carrying an app-loaded phone can transform everything from planning a trip to navigating a new city. Though the first travel-focused smart-phone programs were mainly gateways to existing websites or stand-alone guidebooks, today it's all about location, location, location.
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August, 2010
Advisor Today

As your clients travel the world, are they properly protected against financial exposure to catastrophic medical events? If they don't arrange for comprehensive international medical benefits and assistance services, they may find themselves exposed to huge losses - both physical and financial.
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May, 2010
U.S. News & World Report

Medical care and health insurance are among the most important issues to consider as you prepare for a new life in a another country. The good news is that your options for health insurance overseas can be more affordable than Medicare and can provide better coverage. The key is to make sure you can sleep at night. Here are three options for health insurance abroad.
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June, 2010
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Speakers at an international-education conference urge colleges and study-abroad providers to adopt clear policies and procedures to deal with students' mental-health issues, so they are not caught flat-footed when such crises arise overseas.
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May, 2010
Travel + Leisure

Anyone who travels frequently can attest: finding medical assistance while traveling in a strange city - especially in a foreign country, where language barriers can easily work against you - can be quite the challenge. But thankfully we live in an age chock full of so much convenient technology, that obstacle is becoming less of an issue.
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January, 2010
Advisor Today

Travel medical insurance policies are designed to pick up where your client's primary health plan leaves off. If your client does not have health coverage, these plans act as primary insurance while he is abroad. The best designed plans offer more than emergency benefits.
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December, 2009
California Broker

As international travel marches on, travelers seem to be faced with an ever-increasing number of health and safety concerns. Travel concerns run the gamut from pandemics, such as the H1N1 virus, to terrorist threats like the Mumbai attacks. Given the heightened risk, smart travelers are planning and preparing more than ever to avoid potential hazards.
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November, 2009
Mobility

It is often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Dr. (Frank) Gillingham (medical director for HTH Worldwide) offers an overview of travel health insurance, as well as a discussion of some of the factors that should be taken into account when choosing coverage.
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October, 2009
Forbes.com

If you intend to retire abroad, it's crucial to carefully manage your health care coverage. With the proper planning, you may be able to lower your health care costs, and have affordable coverage if you eventually decide to return to the U.S. Generally, out-of-pocket medical costs abroad will be far less than they are in the U.S.
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October, 2009
Forbes Magazine

Some of these supposed retirement havens are really not the type of places you want to go to as a senior with chronic health conditions," warns Brendan Sharkey, vice president of individual policies at HTH Worldwide, a specialist in overseas medical coverage. There are myriad other, less obvious issues.
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September, 2009
International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ)

Laura Hilton, director of global health and safety resources, HTH Worldwide, spoke to ITIJ about her history with the company and finding the right doctors for the job.
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September, 2009
Forbes.com

Are you approaching retirement with visions of your spouse and you traveling to the far corners of the earth? Or perhaps even retiring to a faraway beach bungalow? Before you pack, consider the American tourist who recently found himself doubled over with abdominal pain in a rural clinic outside Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
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August, 2009
Mobility

An unhealthy assignee is not productive, and illness or incapacitation can wreak havoc on the success rate of an assignment. (Dr. Frank) Gillingham (medical director for HTH Worldwide) outlines the importance of pre-planning for the health and welfare of an organization’s most important assets – its human capital.
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August, 2009
The New York Times

I called him to get medical tips geared for frugal travelers such as myself. Hungry and adventurous, we put things in our mouths we perhaps shouldn’t. Independent souls, we push our bodies to the limit on mountains, in forests, on the seas. Thin of wallet, we sleep in lodgings of questionable.
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July, 2009
Wall Street Journal

Summer camp, teen tours and study-abroad programs are great for building character and broadening horizons. But with growing recognition that such activities can also result in injury, illness and even death, parents need to evaluate the risks and make contingency plans for emergencies.
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May, 2009
USA Today

Except for a dip in the first few years after 9/11, the number of students receiving credit for study-abroad programs has been rising steadily. It jumped nearly 150%, to 241,791, between 1996-97 and 2006-07, the latest year for which data is available, says the nstitute of International Education, a New York-based non-profit. The House and Senate each have introduced a bill this year that aims to boost that figure to 1 million in a decade.
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May, 2009
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Anyone who doubts that global education has become a big business need only walk the exhibit hall at the annual conference of Nafsa: Association of International Educators, this week in Los Angeles.
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May, 2009
Employee Benefit Advisor

Even those domestic companies that only want (or can afford) a small travel insurance policy have the potential to go global in the future, says HTH's Rob Howard.
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November, 2008
Best's Review

An estimated four million Americans live outside the United States, more than the population total of 26 different states. In the past, when these expatriates became significantly ill or injured, they usually returned to the U.S. for health care. But now that is changing as expatriates are increasingly inclined to get medical help overseas, where they live.
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October, 2008
International Travel Insurance Journal

Long before the 2008 Olympians and their flag-waiving fans descended on Beijing in August, China gained importance as a key destination for international business and leisure travelers, expatriates and students.
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October, 2008
Workspan

WorkSpan introduces mPassport to international employee benefits managers as a new mobile health information tool for world travelers that offers access to HTH Worldwide’s global health and safety databases.
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September, 2008
Workspan

Part two focuses on the needs of the expatriates family and some of the tools available. It also helps HR professionals know how to assist expatriates in learning crucial medical terminology and evacuation procedures.
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August, 2008
Workspan

Of the many goals that expatriates, accompanying family members and employers have for an international assignment, none is more important than having a safe and healthy experience both abroad and upon repatriation. In fact, the success of an entire assignment may depend on the health of the employee and family.
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August, 2008
Dockwalk

For the first time, international health insurance is available in Florida. In this global world, nobody sits still, so the demand for a comprehensive major medical insurance is there.
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August 25, 2008 mPassport is Find of the Day on Forbes.com
Forbes.com

ou've got travel insurance, and your physician's phone number is on speed dial. But what to do in an emergency when the language isn't your own?
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August 11, 2008 mPassport Is Pick of the Week
Newsweek

Subscribe to mPassport, a service for travelers that allows you to access a database of English-speaking doctors on your cell phone from anywhere in the world. The list covers more than 4,200 doctors in 180 countries. For details visit www.mPassport.com.
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August 7, 2008 mPassport Is the Deal of the Day
SmartMoney.com

HOW DO YOU ASK "Where's the men's water polo event" in Chinese? That one might not be in the "Essential Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book" you picked up at the airport. Americans headed to China to take in the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing--which officially kick off Friday--Might need something a bit more high-tech to guide them through the fast-paced city of 12 million.
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July, 2008 HTH Worldwide Debuts Mobile Health Tool for Travelers
Mobile Marketer

RADNOR - Health and safety services company HTH Worldwide has introduced mPassport, a mobile health information tool for global travelers.
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July, 2008 'Mobile Medical Passport' begun by HTH Worldwide
Philadelphia Business Journal

RADNOR - A local company that provides information to travelers about doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies throughout the world has launched a product that formats it for mobile phones.
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July, 2008 HTH Worldwide Has Gone Mobile
Dow Jones

Highway to Health Worldwide Inc., an online compendium of doctors, clinics and hospitals, has gone mobile. This week the company launched a subscription service for its database geared toward travelers and accessible by a wireless device called mPassport.
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June, 2008 At the Beijing Olympics, Healthcare is Not a Game
Health Insurance Underwriter

Half a world from home and with chronic health conditions, a traveler to the Summer Olympic games in Bejing will wonder if good medical care is available. In fact, any visitor may seek competent care in case of an accident, contraction of an infectious disease or reaction to local air, food and water. With the prevalence of traditional, herbal medicine in China, the wary Westerner could easily encounter treatment that is not recognizable as "modern" medicine.
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April 28, 2008 Health Information Goes Mobile
NJBIZ

CLARK — Starting this week, a pair of local companies is launching a joint venture that offers insurers and health care companies a way to boost their marketing presence through cell phones and personal digital assistants. Called Mobile Health Technology, the venture comes from communications software providers Gold Mobile in Clark and Telcordia Technologies Inc. in Piscataway.
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March, 2008 International Health Insurance: Moving Into the Mainstream
Health Insurance Underwriter

Savvy agents and brokers have noted that the relentless pace of globalization is expanding the horizons of health insurance products. The economies of Asia, Europe, North America, and South America are integrating steadily, and U.S. citizens go abroad to work, play, and study in ever-increasing numbers. These "globalists" have awakened to the need for quality health insurance products to cover them anywhere in the world.
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July 17, 2007 How to Get Sick Overseas (If You Must).

"Before going abroad for business, said Rob Howard, Director of Corporate Sales for HTH Worldwide, a travel insurance company in Radnor, Pa., travelers should find out if their medical policy covers sickness and injuries overseas. Even if policies do promise reimbursement, travelers probably will have to pay any costs upfront for medical care, he said. Most insurance policies do not cover evacuation, which can easily run into the six figures," he said.
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