MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVISERS
Making Mississippi Healthier
Affordable health insurance and superior community care
An innovative partnership for better health:
MHCA is a member services organization serving Mississippi Municipal League organizations and their communities. MCHA provides affordable comprehensive health insurance for individuals through Ambetter from Magnolia Health and self-insurance solutions with Select Administrative Services. All MCHA participants have access to Vigilant Health clinics and Vigilant health care services at no cost. See MCHA Leadership.
MCHA and its partners
MCHA leads a health care partnership among the Mississippi Municipal League, Mississippi municipalities, Mississippi‑based health care organizations, community leaders, physicians, and employers. We do not seek to replace health care solutions that are working. MCHA and its partners work with community physicians, local health care organizations, and other community organizations to keep critical health care services in local communities.
MCHA works with community organizations to make the our services available to everyone in Mississippi communities, including:
Mississippi Municipal League
The mission of the Mississippi Municipal League is helping cities and towns excel. MML is a non-partisan association established in 1931, representing 290 city, town and village governments in Mississippi. MML is also affiliated with the National League of Cities, a lobbying, legislative and legal arm representing municipalities before the U.S. Congress.
Select Administrative Services
Ambetter from Magnolia Health
Ambetter from Magnolia Health is the largest insurer in the Health Insurance Marketplace in Mississippi with over 150,000 members in 2023. Magnolia Health’s parent, Centene, is the largest national Marketplace carrier with more than 2 million members. Ambetter from Magnolia Health is led by an executive team in Ridgeland, Mississippi, and employs over 200 Mississippians. Ambetter is the only Marketplace carrier who has been in Mississippi from the inception of the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Ambetter network of physicians and providers includes all major hospitals and physician groups in Mississippi. Ambetter is part of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace and provides subsidies that substantially reduce the costs of both premiums and out-of-pocket costs for many individuals based on family income. Over 90% of Ambetter members in Mississippi receive a subsidy to help reduce their insurance premium. Almost 50% of Ambetter from Magnolia Health members have a $0 deductible.