Jackson, MS


 

The most populous city in the state and its capital, Jackson, Mississippi, has deep cultural and historical roots. Located on the Pearl River, the city is also about halfway between Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Several industries thrive in Jackson besides the state government, including machinery, food, and metal products. For a city of its size, Jackson residents have access to a number of cultural points of interest. The Crossroads Film Society, the Mississippi Agriculutre and Forestry Museum, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and International Museum of Muslim Cultures among many other museums enrich the city with local and international culture.

The Mississippi Arts Center and Jackson State University Botanical Garden are other sights to see in Jackson. Jackson is also well-known for its music, mainly comprised of gospel, blues, and R&B, and has produced numerous notable musicians of those genres.  Southern Gothic writer Eudora Welty was a Jackson resident, and her home remains one of the town’s historic attractions. The city hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the Jubilee!Jam, CelticFest Mississippi, Crossroads Film Festival, OUToberfest, and the Festival Latino.

Jackson also has many city parks, with historic sites, and those with exclusively nature. LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, named after Jackson’s original title, is located right next to downtown and has various natural and scenic trails, as well as fishing and boating on Mayes Lake, and camping. The park also features the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, with many exhibits, aquariums, and more nature trails with indigenous plants and wildlife. Other parks include golf courses, a go-kart track, tennis courts, pools, and a variety of sports.

If you are a resident of Jackson in search of a health insurance plan, you have very few choices, which should be relieving. The only trustworthy carriers in Jackson are UnitedHealthOne, Humana, and Celtic, and they offer a few plans each. For a look at all available plans and rates, enter your zip code below. Call an East Coast Health Insurance agent for further assistance or if you have any additional questions at 888 803 5917.


 

To simplify the process of choosing a health plan, we ran a sample quote to give an idea of individual plans offered in Jackson. A 28-year-old female resident of Jackson is applying for health insurance in this vignette, and she is very healthy and does not smoke. She is looking for coverage that spans from minor to major medical care, though she does not expect to use many services besides the essentials to stay informed. Otherwise, she knows the importance of having backup in case of an emergency, therefore comprehensive coverage is ideal.

In finding the plan with the most benefits for the least overall amount of money, we narrowed the few Jackson plans down to those with a $2500 deductible, minimal coinsurance, and preferably unlimited doctor’s office visits. Celtic does not offer that option, though we listed the plan below to show your options regardless. All plans offered are PPOs or HSAs, and we chose the best PPOs from each insurer in Jackson, as they have first-dollar coverage. With upfront benefits such as preventive care and physican’s services, these seem to be the best deal, especially the UnitedHealthOne Copay Select in this case. All Jackson quotes will vary based on your own specific information, such as age, gender, and tobacco use, among other factors. Below are the top three choices for this applicant.