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benefit triggerA term used in health insurance policies which describe when and how payments for benefits begin.
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A set of conditions or self-care deficits used by a health insurer as criteria for the initiation of insurance payouts. In the care of elderly patients, benefits for certain residential services may be linked to the documentation of new deficits in self-care, e.g., the inability to perform two or more activities of daily living.