Unclaimed Property Team Traveling
Around the State
We have now surpassed $93 million in unclaimed property distributed by my office since I was sworn in as Treasurer in 2012. Our strong outreach and the help of partners across the State is a big part of our success. In the last two weeks, we have been at three outreach events, each of which resulted in reuniting individuals or organizations with their money: at Rep. Debra Gibbs’ town hall meeting on January 24, at a meeting of the Exchange Club of Brookhaven also on January 24, and at the Canton Lions Club on January 30.

We have some great outreach events on the calendar already for February. If you will be in the area, please come out to visit with my unclaimed property specialists:

Thursday, February 14, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Chamber Center, 103 N. Pearl Street, Carthage

Friday, February 22, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Richland Community Center, 410 E. Harper Street, Richland

Thursday, February 28
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Chancery Court Annex, 175 South Cherry Street, Magnolia

Remember: You can always check out the State’s unclaimed property list on my website . We look forward to helping you, your family, or your business reclaim your lost funds!
Special Unclaimed Property Outreach
for Medicaid Patients
Under State law, Medicaid patients who die intestate, or without known heirs, have their unclaimed property treated specially. The law requires that each year, the Office of the State Treasurer in coordination with Mississippi Medicaid produce a special advertisement for publication in papers across the State seeking out heirs of these individuals. Funds that remain unclaimed at the end of a three-month period will revert to Medicaid to help them in their mission to care for the indigent.

The week of January 13, that advertisement ran in 100 papers statewide with a readership of over 1 million people. The following individuals were on that list:

Adams, Shelton (Ocean Springs)
Burkeen, Deborah (Jackson)
Golden, Jimmy
Robinson, Timothy L.
Thomas, Fred W.
Waxter, Johnnie (McComb)

If you believe that one of these individuals may be your relative, please contact my unclaimed property hotline at 601-359-3534 or unclaimed@treasury.ms.gov . Please have proof of heirship, such as an obituary, death certificate, or birth certificate, available. Any funds not claimed by April 20, will be turned over to Medicaid pursuant to the law.
College Savings Mississippi
Has a Record Month
In November 2018, we hit a record contribution rate for the Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) program – over $4 million, which is a nearly 28% increase over last year!

As a reminder, if you have a child or grandchild enrolled in a private or religious elementary or secondary school, you can now use MACS to stretch your savings dollar when paying for their tuition. Through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress made it possible for you to use this tax-advantaged savings account to pay for up to $10,000 per calendar year in tuition.

You can read more about this option on my website or contact my College Savings Mississippi team at 1-800-987-4450 or CollegeSavings@treasury.ms.gov .
Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer
Post Office Box 138
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
P: 601.359.3600 / F: 601.359.2001