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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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We show that waiting periods, which create a 'cooling off' period among buyers, significantly reduce the incidence of gun violence," the study says.
adults favored a proposed 21-day waiting period "to check to see if the prospective owner has a criminal record or has been in a mental institution.
According to NRLC's Department of State Legislation, 23 states have 24 hour waiting periods; three states have 48 hour waiting periods; four states have 72 hour waiting periods; and one state has an 18 hour waiting period.
White told the committee she intended to rewrite the bill to reduce the waiting period to 48 hours and allow victims of human trafficking to opt-out of the extended waiting period.
Under the ACA, a group health plan may not impose a waiting period of more than 90 days.
27 -- The initial rush to book a new vehicle may serve as an indication to the success of the model, but as the waiting periods build up, manufacturers fear the tendency of customers to look elsewhere.
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Accordingly, the insertion of a waiting period had the effect of dispossessing the beneficiary of rights that were already vested and, therefore, was impermissible.
Even the Netherlands - supporters of the shortest possible waiting period, and which had used its veto under the Finnish EU Presidency - seemed ready to get behind a compromise.
The effect of the second request, Whole Foods said, is to extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 10 days after Whole Foods has substantially complied with the second request, unless that period is terminated sooner by the FTC.
As announced this week, the most recent milestone reached was the termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) antitrust merger review waiting period.
In May, Taiwan's legislative branch was pressured to revise its Genetic Health Law to require a six-day waiting period, rather than three days, before an abortion.