Center for International Studies
366 Social Sciences and Business Building
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4400
Telephone (314)-516-5753
FAX (314)-516-6757




DATE: January 27, 2009

TO: UMSL Faculty and Staff Colleagues

FROM: Joel Glassman, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs

and Director, Center for International Studies

RE: MEDEX Secure



Despite the difficult financial picture, the University of Missouri System has purchased MEDEX Secure coverage for all faculty and staff who are performing their duties outside of the United States or 100 or more miles away from home. This insurance program is effective immediately and without charge to you.

MEDEX Secure provides a broad range of 24-hour travel, medical and security assistance services to you while traveling. Those services/benefits are summarized on the attached MEDEX Secure Rider. Further details can be found on their website: If you have detailed questions about MEDEX, you should contact:

Maggie Cardano, Client Relations Manager
MEDEX Global Group
Toll-free #800-537-2029
Direct #410-453-6328
FAX #410-308-7905

As a UM employee you are automatically covered. Information about accessing MEDEX benefits is noted on the second attachment, “Intro to MEDEX Secure.” It is advantageous however, to register with MEDEX before you travel. In part, your prior registration will give you access to information about the country you plan to visit. To register with MEDEX, please follow the directions in the third attachment “MEDEX Member Center Instructions for Faculty and Staff.”

In the event of a health or security problem abroad, MEDEX will notify the campus police about the incident. Beyond that, you can specify which person should be notified. When you login to register with MEDEX, go to MEDEX 360 TR (travel registry). Create a traveler profile and save. Click “add contact” and complete the emergency contact information. In this same area, you can also add information about health history, allergies and passport photocopies and photos.


Joel Glassman
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
Director, Center for International Studies
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
314-516-5753 (phone)
314-516-6757 (fax) (e-mail)