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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
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
601.321.6000
www.mdes.ms.gov

State Health Care Coverage Facts
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
https://ccf.georgetown.edu/state-childrens-health-facts/

Vocational Rehabilitation
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
800.443.1000
www.mdrs.ms.gov/VocationalRehab/Pages/default.aspx

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Health Insurance

Mississippi Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
One, Mississippi
855.967.7467
www.mdrs.ms.gov/VocationalRehab/Pages/default.aspx

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

Mississippi Insurance Department
601.359.3569
www.mid.ms.gov

High Risk Insurance
Mississippi Comprehensive Health Insurance Risk Pool Association
800.820.9400
www.mississippihealthpool.org

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Mississippi
Mississippi Insurance Department
601.359.3569
www.mid.ms.gov

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
800.884.3222
msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,96.html

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Medicaid Programs

Mississippi Division of Medicaid
800.421.2408
www.medicaid.ms.gov

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

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Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
800.948.3090
https://www.caregiver.org/mississippi-insurance-counseling-and-assistance-program-ship

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
601.321.6000
www.mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/

Agency: Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Information available at: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $235. Benefits can be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. A step-by-step guide on applying is available here: https://mdes.ms.gov/getting-started/. File here: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/claims-information/regular-ui-claims/ or by calling 601-855-3133 or 1-888-844-3577. Weekly certifications can be filed here: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/benefit-information/weekly-claims-procedures/. 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: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/benefit-information/ui-claimant-handbook/. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-faqs/. Customer service can be reached at (601) 855-3133 or 1-888-844-3577.

Updates related to Mississippi unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/covid19/

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.