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Children need good health insurance to stay healthy and participate in a variety of activities, and parents and guardians have lots of options for purchasing child only health plans in Mississippi. Insurance rates increase with age, so kids are fairly cheap to insure. Many families can find affordable health insurance for children only. The important thing is to find the right coverage that balances the cost and benefits.

Mississippi Health Care for Kids Facts

Some local children may qualify for public medical programs, but others will not. Consider some 2011 facts about kid’s health programs in Mississippi from the Children’s Defense Fund:

  • Percentage of Mississippians under 18: 25
  • Over 100,000 Mississippi children were uninsured.
  • Almost half a million state kids were enrolled in either Medicaid or CHIP.
  • Children have to wait for coverage from public programs until their application is processed, which might require a face-to-face interview, and this can delay access to medical providers.
  • Typical public health programs are restrictive HMO plans that only allow access to a limited number of doctors.

Mississippi kids need health insurance to access good medical care, get immunizations to attend school, and even to participate in sports and other activities. The application process for private health insurance for babies, kids, and teens is usually very quick, and the child that you care for can get covered within days.

Assurant Health Insurance in Mississippi

Assurant covers thousands of Mississippians with a variety of different options that can provide affordable coverage for many families. The companies offer flexible PPOs that offer flexibility in choosing medical providers, and they also have plans that are HSA compatible.

These are some more reasons to consider Assurant:

  • You can choose a high deductible plan for lower premiums or a low deductible plan for better control of out-of-pocket expenses.
  • All Assurant plans pay the total cost of preventative services from in-network medical providers.
  • Some choices offer copays for doctor visits and prescriptions.
  • All plans offer essential health benefits required by the Affordable Care Act.
  • Assurant has network providers all over the state, and this includes Gulfport, West Gulfport, Jackson, Southhaven, and Hattiesburg.

Which Health Insurance is Best for Your Child?

In order to help Mississippians find the right coverage at the right price, we provide free online quotes on our website. Simply enter your ZIP code to use the comparison system. Also, call us at any time for more information and help enrolling.