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Frontier MEDEX offers something a little different than standard travel insurance. While some of their plans offer travel medical insurance, Frontier MEDEX focuses on emergency medical evacuation.

Important: FrontierMEDEX is now UnitedHealthcare Global. Plans and company information may have changed.


  • If you’re interested in having truly global emergency medical assistance, the MEDEX Emergency Response Center operates 24/7/365 and can communicate in more than 100 different languages.
  • Emergency medical evacuation plans are invaluable in a medical emergency when you need to be evacuated from a remote area


  • Only some of FrontierMEDEX’s plans are available to Canadians

Tip for Visitors to Canada InsuranceIf you choose FrontierMEDEX’s plans emergency medical evacuation only plans, you should also have comprehensive travel health insurance coverage.

About the Company

Frontier MEDEX has been in business for over 30 years. The company is US-based, but offers some of their travel insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance plans to Canadians.

The MEDEX Emergency Response Center assists millions of travelers around the globe.

Important: FrontierMEDEX is now UnitedHealthcare Global

Which Frontier MEDEX plans are available for Canadians?

Canadians can get the TravMed Choice, TravMed Global, TravMed International, SafeTrip (Evacuation Programs) and Plus Scholastic (Evacuation Programs. Only the TravMed Abroad plan is US-only.

TravMed Choice is a travel insurance plan specifically designed for non-US residents visiting the USA.

TravMed Global offers travel insurance for Canadians (and other nationalities) travelling outside their home country for up to 26 weeks.

TravMed International plan offers travel insurance for up to six months for Canadians travelling outside Canada.

SafeTrip is the Frontier MEDEX medical Evacuation Program, and it’s available to Canadians. It does not include medical travel health insurance.

Plus Scholastic is the Frontier MEDEX medical Evacuation Program that’s only available for Canadian students. It does not include medical travel health insurance.


A full refund is available if the request for cancellation is received prior to the effective date. A cancellation request received after the effective date will be subject to the following conditions: only the unused portion of the plan cost will be refunded (for TravMed Choice), only members who have no claims are eligible for premium refund (for TravMed Choice), and not available (for TravMed International).

You need to know

  • Buying travel insurance for groups more than 6 people is not available online
  • Medical benefits for those 80 and older are limited to $10,000
  • All products listed above include 24-hour assistance
  • Plans are underwritten by: ACE American Insurance Company
  • Policies and coverage can change at any time, without warning. This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully.

 Quick Guide to Plans from Frontier MEDEX

PlanMedical Insurance CoverageDeductibleTrip Cancellation and InterruptionBaggageMaximum Age and Maximum Length of Coverage
TravMed AbroadUS Residents OnlyUS Residents OnlyUS Residents OnlyUS Residents OnlyUS Residents Only
TravMed Choice$50,000,
(options) The $500,000 medical benefit is only available to US Residents.
$100 or $250
$5,000$250No age limit

Minimum 7 days
Maximum 365 days
TravMed Global$25,0000$100,
or $1,000
Minimum $500 to maximum $10,000
(optional benefit)
Maximum age 70 years old

Minimum 2 weeks
Maximum 26 weeks
TravMed International$1,000,000$100 Maximum age 70 years old

Minimum 6 months
Plus Scholastic (Evacuation Programs Maximum age 79 years old
Per trip enrollment: Minimum 7 days and maximum 90 days per trip.

Annual Frequent Traveler: Maximum 90 consecutive days

Annual Expatriate: 90 consecutive days or greater than 180 days in a 12 month period
Plus Scholastic (Evacuation Programs All nationals travels to the US or US residents traveling abroad Also available for students in the US when 100 miles or more from school and not traveling to their permanent residence in the United States

Where Can I Learn More About Frontier MEDEX Insurance?

You can learn more directly from from Frontier MEDEX .

Important: FrontierMEDEX is now UnitedHealthcare Global.

Want to Compare Frontier MEDEX’s rates?

The easiest way to compare Canadian travel insurance rates is to use a comparison website.

Comparison websites, like let you compare quotes for travel insurance from several different companies at once. You type in a few details about your trip, and compare policy coverage and prices to help narrow down your choice. Check out our review of

By: Kanetix Travel Insurance

*As always, the information on this page is from one Canadian traveller to another. We have spent years abroad and have gotten to know the ins and outs of the industry however we are not travel insurance agents. If you have any travel insurance questions, please talk to a qualified travel insurance agent or broker. Finally, policies and plans can and do change all the time, without warning, so always consult your insurance policy since that is the legal document to which you are agreeing to.
*This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully.

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