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HTH Worldwide International Medical Coverage
Plan Information

Costs for Students (Undergraduate and Graduate)


Student’s Spouse

Student’s Child

Student’s Children





Costs for Employees (Faculty and Staff)


Employee’s Spouse

Employee’s Child

Employee’s Children





Snapshot of Benefits
Additional Specialty Benefits
Activity Exclusions
Monetary Limits
Enrollment Confirmation
Accessing Care Abroad
Reimbursement / Notice of Claim

Claim Form
Benefits Summary Brochure
Complete Certificate of Coverage
Sample ID Card

Snapshot of Benefits (for a complete list see Benefits Summary Brochure)

  • Zero deductible
  • Pre-departure telephone consultations with HTH Global Health specialists
  • Routine, non-emergency care (including appointment assistance)
  • Continuing services needed for pre-existing condition (such as physical therapy, allergy shots, counseling, routine blood work, etc.)
  • Emergency treatment for accidents, injuries, illness, etc.
  • Mental health services (including counseling/therapy)
  • Prescription medication
  • Care coordination/quality assurance

 Travelers with pre-existing health conditions are strongly encouraged to discuss strategies for managing their condition abroad with an HTH Global Health specialist in advance of departure. Global Health specialists are available 24/7 at (610) 254-8771. Tell the operator you are calling about planning for future travel (not seeking immediate, emergency medical assistance).

For more information about managing pre-existing health care needs abroad, see http://www.northwestern.edu/studyabroad/resources/online-guide/health-and-safety/health/index.html.

Additional Specialty Benefits (requires approval from HTH before benefit is conferred)

  • Bedside benefit
  • Medical evacuation
  • Security/natural disaster evacuation
  • Medical escort for travelers unable to return on their own
  • Repatriation of remains
  • Accidental death/dismemberment benefit

Activity Exclusions  (illness or injury as a result of participating in any of the following activities will not be covered under this policy)

  • Bungee jumping
  • Scuba/skin diving
  • Parachuting/sky diving
  • Hang gliding

Monetary Limits – Specialized Benefits (for complete list, see Benefits Summary Brochure)

Specialized Benefits

Student or Employee



Maximum for medical expenses during period of coverage




Maximum benefit per injury or sickness




Deductible (per injury or sickness)




Accidental Death

up to $10,000

Up to $5,000

Up to $1,000

Repatriation of remains




Medical evacuation




Bedside benefit*




* Reimbursement of airfare and/or accommodation for a family member to travel to the covered person’s place of hospital confinement. This benefit requires an expected hospital stay of seven days or more.

Enrollment Confirmation

See “enrollment procedures”. Travelers are required to carry a copy of their HTH Worldwide certificate card (see example) (link to PDF), which can be printed as a PDF upon confirmation of my HTH coverage. This confirmation will come via email within 24 hours of enrollment and requires travelers to create a profile with HTH at www.hthstudents.com/login/step1.cfm.

Accessing Care Abroad

Travelers have two avenues to access care abroad. Students on NU-administered programs (SAO summer programs, GESI/CGE programs or IPD-arranged programs) should report any need for medical care to on-site staff as soon as possible so they can assist in the arrangement of quality care. (Student who wish to arrange their own care are also free to follow the instructions below).

Students on direct enrollment or third-party provider programs as well as Northwestern faculty and staff who need medical care abroad should contact HTH’s Global Health Team directly by phone (24/7) at (610) 254-8771 by email at globalhealth@hthtworldwide.com. Callers should be prepared to provide their HTH certificate number, current location (city/country), a description of symptoms (and whether or not they are related to any pre-existing conditions in case referral to a specialist is required), and any relevant contact information.

In the case of a medical emergency, do not send e-mail. Go to the nearest treatment facility and phone HTH as soon as possible.

For non-emergency medical needs, patients are directed to the nearest HTH-affiliated facility so that no out-of-pocket costs are incurred (and there is no deductible). If the patient prefers to see another provider, HTH can inquire with the treatment facility to see if they would be willing to establish a direct-bill relationship. If this is not possible, the patient will need to pay up-front for the care and seek reimbursement from HTH.

In any circumstance, students, faculty or staff can also contact Northwestern University’s Associate Director of International Safety and Security, Julie Anne Friend, via email for questions or assistance regarding routine care, julie.friend@northwestern.edu or via the Northwestern University Police Department for any emergency abroad, (847) 491-2345.

Reimbursement / Notice of Claim

HTH makes every effort to direct travelers to facilities with which they have a direct financial relationship, so that travelers do not incur out-of-pocket costs. However, this is not possible in all locations abroad. If travelers pay up front for care, HTH will reimburse these costs, so long as the patient produces a receipt and completes a claim form. Please be sure to note your HTH Certificate number on the claim form for quicker processing.

Claim forms and receipts must be mailed to HTH within one year of coverage dates:

HTH Worldwide
c/o Claims Reimbursement
One Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087

Phone: (610) 254-8771
Fax: (610) 293-3529


For more information, contact the Associate Director for International Safety and Security, Julie Anne Friend via email at julie.friend@northwestern.edu or by phone at (847) 467-3175.