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Mississippi Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Mississippi.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

State Fair Employment Agency
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
601.321.6000

Vocational Rehabilitation
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
800.443.1000

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Mississippi Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
One, Mississippi
855.967.7467

Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program & External Appeals
Health Help Mississippi
877.314.3843
healthhelpms@mhap.org

Mississippi Insurance Department
601.359.3569

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration

COBRA-Mississippi
Mississippi Insurance Department
601.359.3569

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Mississippi Division of Medicaid
800.421.2408

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Elderly and Disabled Waiver

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
800.884.3222

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)

Transportation

Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
601.321.6000

Agency: Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Information available here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. A step-by-step guide on applying is available here. File online or by calling 601-855-3133 or 1-888-844-3577. Weekly certifications can be filed here. Eligible claimants can expect their first payments to arrive after they have filed their second weekly certification. Payment is available via debit card or direct deposit. Claimants must register with their local job center and maintain an active job search with three contacts per week. A comprehensive guidebook can be found here. Frequently asked questions are answered here. Customer service can be reached at (601) 855-3133 or 1-888-844-3577.

Updates related to Mississippi unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials.

(Current as of 8/2022)

State Leave Laws

  • Paid Family Leave: Mississippi does not currently have a state paid family leave law.
  • Paid Sick Leave: Mississippi does not currently have a paid sick leave law.

For more information about leave laws in each state, see our chart on taking time off from work.