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Employee Benefits

Medical  Insurance
The City offers health insurance coverage to all eligible employees and retirees.  

Eligible employees include all regular  full-time employees, all  regular part-time employees who work an average of 20 or more hours per week, and all school crossing guards employed prior to July 1, 1993, regardless of hours worked. Employees share in the cost of such plans.  

Eligible City of Jackson retirees  include retirees  who are under the age of 65 and     their     depentdents.  (Retirees under     age 65  entitled to Medicare due   to disability  and their dependents  are not eligble for coverage.)   It also includes all City of Jackson Police Officers and  Firefighters and their Dependents retired under the 20 year plan  who  are not eligible for or entitled to Medicare Benefits. 

(NOTE) - Effective March 1, 2007, the City of Jackson eliminated all Medicare     Supplements.

Dental Insurance 

A  group  dental  insurance  plan  is available for all eligible employees and retirees.  The Dental Plan is fully-funded through Delta Dental paid at a 100% by the employee.
The City reserves the right to change carriers, modify covered benefits, or make any other changes to the dental plan as necessary to serve the best interest of the employee & City.


City offices are closed in recognition of nine (9) holidays each year. Specific holidays to be observed are: 

  • Christmas Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day


All full-time and regular part-time  employees accrue vacation  according to the length of service. The Police and Fire Departments have specific procedures regarding accrual and use of vacation leave; employees of these departments should consult their department handbooks.

Department of Personnel Management
Insurance Section

Roderrick Oliver
Benefits Administrator
(601) 960-1051

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.