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policy

 [pol´ĭ-se]
a plan of activity or behavior that serves some end such as being expedient or beneficial.
health care policy subfield of political science covering the making and implementing of decisions by public administrators and elected legislators to improve the health and well-being of the public.

policy

[pol′isē]
Etymology: Gk, politeia, the state
a principle or guideline that governs activities in a facility that employees or members of the institution or organization are expected to follow.

policy

A statement of intent by an organisation to follow a particular course of action.

policy

Health insurance A contractual agreement between an insurer and insured, which sets forth the rights and obligations of both parties to the agreement. See Any willing provider policy, Claims made policy, Commercial policy, Major hospitalization policy, Occurrence policy, Trolley car policy, Wrap-around policy Vox populi A series of rules or guidelines promulgated by an authorizing body. See Federal policy, General policy, Guidelines, HISP policy, Local Medicare review policy, No nit policy, Mexico City policy, PHS policy, Zero tolerance policy.

policy,

n the document embodying the insurance contract.
policy holder,
n under a group purchase plan, the employer, labor union, or trustee to whom a group contract is issued. In a plan providing for individual or family enrollment, the person to whom the contract is issued.
policy period,
n the time during which an insurance contract affords protection.
policy year,
n the year commencing with the effective date of the insurance contract or with an anniversary of that date.
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A key component of NDIA's Government Policy team is the Procurement Division (PD).
New social movements have also arisen to challenge government policy on a range of other issues, including land reform, HIV/AIDS policy and education reform.
These firms have been taking the advice of actuaries and following Government policy.
Last week, a panel of the National Research Council released a report, "Cryptography's Role in Securing the Information Society," to highlight the importance of cryptography for the future of information technology and to point out shortcomings in current government policy on export controls.
The report, Financing State Government In the 1990's, cited changes in economics, demographics and Federal government policy as causing the fiscal difficulties states have encountered in recent years and as justifying its call for wholesale changes in present state tax policies involving sales and use taxes, individual and corporate income taxes, passthrough entities and value added taxes (VATs).
Thus, permanent housing, not temporary shelters, should always be the ultimate goal of government policy.
Yet, despite the size of private pension contributions, recent government policy appears to have contributed to a slower-than-normal rate of growth in reserves.
The long-awaited government policy that will pave the way for Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) was finally introduced in New Zealand in mid-2006.
NERA's approach quantifies the full range of financial flows both to and from different sources of energy as a result of government policy, including direct subsidies, other transfers of funds, and major taxes.
The charity made its call after the Report Card 2011 by the Children's Rights Alliance, showed action on alcohol was one of the worst performing areas of government policy.
According to the report, the president during the meeting also apprised the Pope about the government policy abolishing discriminatory laws.
Ms Chater claimed the Government policy that allowed the development at Arden School was "deeply flawed".

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