University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

FrontierMEDEX: TravMed Abroad for Retirees

Retirees have different options for travel assistance services depending on age.

Retirees Under Age 65

If you are under 65 and enrolled in any of the UPlan medical options, you are enrolled automatically in the FrontierMEDEX emergency medical assistance program.

Retirees Age 65 or Over

Retirees over age 65 can purchase TravMed Abroad, offered through FrontierMEDEX. It is a comprehensive package of short-term medical insurance, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation, and worldwide 24-hour access to emergency medical assistance for U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States. Although the University of Minnesota does not  recommend or subsidize this benefit, we believe it would provide valuable benefits at a reasonable cost when you travel internationally.

The $100,000 Emergency Medical Expense Benefit can be applied to expenses associated with physicians' fees and hospital admission, medically necessitated evacuation, repatriation of mortal remains, special trip expenses, and more.

TravMed Abroad Premiums

The cost to purchase TravMed Abroad is by age bracket. A 7-day minimum trip length and 90-day maximum trip length apply.

Ages 65 to 70$4.00 per day
Ages 71 to 80$5.75 per day
Ages 81 to 85$8.00 per day

Annual frequent traveler coverage is available by age bracket. No one trip can be more than 30 consecutive days.

Ages 65 to 70$200 per year
Ages 71 to 80$250 per year

For More Information

For TravMed Abroad, contact FrontierMEDEX customer service. The representatives can answer your questions and help you enroll. Call 1-800-732-5309 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.