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.
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Up until Friday's opinion, the office of the Legislative Counsel has continued to advise lawmakers that the cooling-off period applies to any form of paid lobbying.
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. While spectacles are considered as a personalised product and are therefore exempt, optical products and accessories such as non-prescription contact lenses are not.
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.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOA) requires a one-year cooling-off period before publicly held companies may hire their auditor's former employees or owners for key positions.
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.
"Also, there will be a new 45-day cooling-off period," added Ms Mountford.
This cooling-off period is also being characterized by a slower rate of change than at any previous time since the early 1990s.
"We have had to take a bit of time out and have a bit of a cooling-off period," said Klass.
It also wants to introduce a 14-day cooling-off period for consumers who enter into a credit agreement, however it is taken out.
The existing cooling-off period is three years and applies only to former employees of the listed company.