Benefits Overview

The Benefits Department is committed to providing you with the best service possible. Our assistance is available to you on matters including enrollment of health, life, vision, dental, cancer, applications for retirement refunds, FMLA, short term disability, tax deferred annuities and Roth account and the Cafeteria Plan

Health Insurance - Effective the 1st day of employment

Rankin County School District offers the State of Mississippi, State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan through Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.

Open enrollment is October 1st - October 31st -- effective the first day of following January. Click http://knowyourbenefits.dfa.ms.gov to learn more about your State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan.

Quick access phone numbers for Health Plan 

Take advantage of your Motivating Mississippi - Keys to Living Healthy at http://knowyourbenefits.dfa.ms.gov/motivating-mississippi-keys-to-living-healthy/

Life Insurance - UNUM Life Insurance Company

The state life insurance is through Unum Life Insurance administered by Millette Administrators.

Supplemental Life, and Dependent Life Insurance are also offered through this company. For more information contact Carol Beeland in the Benefits Department at 601-825-5590.

Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance is provided by Delta Dental.

Click the following link to access your coverage or search the dental list: www.deltadentalins.com

Click here for information on Delta Dental benefits (PDF)

Vision Insurance

Vision Insurance is provided by Superior Vision.
Click the following link to access your coverage or search eye physicians and optical dispensaries: www.superiorvision.com or contact Customer Service at 1-800-507-3800.

Click here for information on Superior Vision benefits (PDF)

Cancer Insurance

Baybridge Administrators is marketed by Harold Oden & Associates.  For more information on this policy or to get claim forms, you may contact:

Harold Oden                                                   Additional Representatives 
1563 E. County Line Road Ste. 303                  Elaine Dodd
Jackson MS 39211                                                      Kaye Winstead
Phone 601-956-3737

Long & Short-Term Disability Insurance

American Fidelity Assurance Company provides Cancer Insurance, Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance, Hospital Gap, Whole Life Insurance through Texas Life. 

American also administers the Section 125 Benefit Election, better known as the Cafeteria Plan. Pre- taxing premiums and enrolling in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Dependent Day Care (DDC). To get claim forms, click www.Americanfidelity.com

For more information on these policies contact:

Barbara Woods-King
101 Lake Court, Ste. A
Jackson MS 39205
Phone 601-540-9876

Accident Insurance

Life of Alabama Insurance Company provides Accident Insurance.  For more information contact:

Joe Bell
PO Box 180008
Richland MS 39218
Phone 601-594-0455

Statewide Federal Credit Union

Statewide Federal Credit Union has 3,400 Credit Union Service Centers in 47 states now available to Statewide members. Click this link for more information: www.statewidefcu.org.

Statewide Federal Credit Union
295 East Layfair Drive
PO Box 320483
Flowood MS 39232
Phone 601-420-5535

403b VALIC (Tax Sheltered Annuity and Roth After tax Annuity)

Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC) is a Tax Sheltered Annuity. Tax Sheltered Annuities (TSA) make it possible for an employee to defer a portion of their income for taxation after retirement. Click www.valic.com to learn more.

Roth (After tax Annuity)

Roth After Tax Annuity offers a way a way to set aside after-tax money and, after five years, make tax-free withdrawals of principal, interest and earnings if certain conditions are met. Click www.valic.com to learn more.

VALIC Brochure

Larry Taylor, Financial Advisor
113 W. Jackson St, Ste 2A

Ridgeland MS 39157

Phone 601-259-1553

Mississippi Deferred Compensation

The Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan & Trust is offered through the Mississippi Public Employees` Retirement System (PERS).  This is a supplemental retirement savings plan authorized under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code and enacted by the Mississippi State Legislature. Click on the following link to learn more about Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan & Trust: https://mdcplan.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/articles/aboutYourPlanGovt 

Mississippi Deferred Compensation Brochure (PDF)

LaTaura Wilson, Retirement Plan Counselor
Mississippi Deferred Compensation

111 Capitol Street, Suite 260

Jackson, MS 39201
Cell: 769.610.5753

Client Service: 1.800.846.4551 | Fax: 601.355.0089 | Email: lataura.wilson@empower-retirement.com