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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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Because of the risk involved and the time needed to mitigate that risk, Raiford does not recommend a variable universal policy for those aged 60 and older.
Once we understand the necessity of including a make-up policy in our written policy sheet, the next step is to decide on the specifics.
These are the ones who transmit and translate the significance of Jewish voting numbers and advise on policy matters during election campaigns in such a way as to marginalize Arab-American voting power.
The Fed Chairman's response was that the role of monetary policy was to control consumer inflation rates, not deal with asset inflation.
Because questions of fact remain as to the economic substance of the P investments, A has not met its burden of proving the validity of the P policy loan deductions.
The key-person policy is no longer needed because the key executive becomes less critical to the business as the skills of other executives improve or the business is sold.
The best prospects for such transactions are age 65 or older, have experienced a change in their health and are insured by a policy with a face amount of at least $100,000.
The issue of insurable interest certainly begs for examination, either by the insurance company issuing the policy or by the regulators who oversee the insurance industry.
In discussions undertaken in light of the pending effective date of the Freedom of Information Act, the Committee agreed that information about monetary policy decisions should be made available to the public on a timely basis but that caution was needed so that the information released would not impair the Committee's ability to formulate and implement policy.
The federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, signed by President Bill Clinton (1992-2000) in 1993 and implemented in 1994, is contradictory because although President Clinton authorized the policy as a way to "protect" gays in the military (as long as they remain in the closet), the reality is that more gays have been expelled from the military since 1994 than ever before (SLDN 1999), including during the explicit government campaign to expel homosexuals from the military during World War II (Berube 1990).
You'll also find an undeclared policy in the language and style used in the written pieces disseminated by your organization, including employee communication, advertising, product return policies, workplace guidelines, benefits materials and speeches.
A student's dress and general appearance should not be such that it draws undesirable attention to the student, nor should the dress and appearance detract or interfere with teaching and learning in the classrooms or activities on the campus,'' the proposed policy states.

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