waiting period

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waiting period

Managed care
The time a person must wait from the date of acceptance into an eligible class of insurance or from application, to when the insurance becomes effective.

Medicare
The time between when a person signs up with a Medigap insurance company or Medicare health plan and when the coverage starts.
 
Medspeak-UK
See Waiting time.

Social medicine
The time a family spends waiting to adopt a child from the time of application to placement.

waiting period

Managed care The time a person must wait from the date of acceptance into an eligible class of insurance or from application, to when the insurance becomes effective. See Elimination period.

waiting period,

n the period between employment or enrollment in a dental program and the date when an insured person becomes eligible for benefits.
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In addition to cooling-off periods, open meetings, disclosures and lobbyist registration requirements all help prevent the appearance of impropriety and remove ambiguities that tend to obscure the lobbying process.
The OC points out to business owners that they should take note that spectacles and other prescription medical devices remain exempt from the cooling-off period.
Pedone, D-Worcester, for suggesting the cooling-off period.
Vanguard employed similar cooling-off periods for its High-Yield Corporate Fund in 2003 and its Health Care Fund in 1999.
The lack of regulation of long-term holiday products, re-sale and exchange schemes meant that they [consumers] are not covered by rules on cooling-off periods, deposits and consumer information," the Commission said.
MsMcCarthy said: "I have caseswhere my constituents have been pressurised into signing agreements whilst on holiday, but when back home, in the cold light of day, have changed their minds, but the company has not honoured the cooling-off period and they have had to fight to get their money back.
It also limits pressure selling by providing a cooling-off period of at least ten days.
partner rotation, cooling-off period, non-audit services restrictions) to all entities of significant public interest.
If NMB officially releases the parties from talks, a 30-day cooling-off period would ensue before a strike could commence.
Ultimately, the best way to keep Iraq together is to give each community a cooling-off period in its own region.
One broadly proposed solution to mitigate this problem is a cooling-off period, a requirement that a certain amount of time must pass before former employees or owners from the current audit firm may accept employment with an audit client.
OTE members must provide a cooling-off period of 15 days, while the EU Timeshare Directive provides a minimum 10-day cooling-off period, in which it is permitted to change your mind and get your money back.