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MEDEX Coverage Through The Office of Student Health Benefits

Summary: MEDEX Coverage Through
The Office of Student Health Benefits
What is MEDEX and why does the Office of Student Health Benefits offer it?

People often feel concerned for their health and wellness when traveling overseas or even a long distance from home.
How would you handle the situation if either you or a family member or colleague became ill or injured while traveling?
Some may think to contact their parent or University department for help while others may contact their U.S. primary
care doctor. But wouldn't you find it comforting to know that wherever you are you could call upon a U.S. board-
certified physician for help?

Because the University has a large number of students who travel worldwide on a regular basis, it was an easy decision
to help students prepare for the unexpected by adding the MEDEX medical emergency and travel assistance program.
And the easy part for you is that you are automatically enrolled in MEDEX at no additional cost when you enroll in the
Student Health Benefit Plan, AHC Student Health Benefit Plan, Graduate Assistant Health Plan, or Resident/Fellow
medical option.

The University selected MEDEX because they have been a leader in the international travel assistance industry since
1977. They've done that by holding to one simple purpose--to help travelers in need. MEDEX operates like an
international 911. Whether it's pre-travel advice or emergency medical and security evacuations, MEDEX ensures
quality, consistency, and speed when it is needed most. If you need to contact MEDEX, you'll find highly trained,


Source: Amin, S. Massoud - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota


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