Consumer Alert

Be Alert: Unlicensed Agent Operating in Northeast Mississippi

Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney and the Mississippi Insurance Department are alerting consumers that there is an individual operating in the Monroe County area who does not have an agent’s license and has no authority to collect insurance premiums.

Melvin Earl Jackson, Sr. of Aberdeen, MS has been acting as an agent and collecting premiums for two burial associations, (Jackson Mortuary and Burial Insurance, Inc. and Modernistic Burial Association). He has also collected premiums on policies issued by various industrial life insurance companies.

Jackson, the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Mississippi Insurance Department, does not have an agent’s license issued by the Department and has NO authority to collect insurance premiums from anyone or on behalf of any company.

The Mississippi Insurance Department warns consumers that anyone who believes they have policies through Jackson Mortuary and Burial Insurance, Inc. or Modernistic Burial Association, should not pay premiums to Jackson. Any policyholders who have been paying premiums to Jackson or Jackson Mortuary (funeral home) or who have questions about their coverage may call the Mississippi Insurance Department’s Toll Free Consumer Hotline at 1-800-562-2957.