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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Hyundai Motor Company (KSE: 005380), a South Korea-based automaker, has announced that the waiting period in India for the Creta SUV has extended.
Most were rooted in the bill's 72-hour waiting period for women who say they are being coerced into seeking the procedure.
The high demand for the vehicle in the domestic auto market had forced the car maker to extend the waiting period to three to four months.
Waiting periods / Length Several waiting period options
In the United States, waiting periods before abortions are decided at the state level, and federally funded vasectomies require a 30-day waiting period.
A similar bill was passed in 2000 granting exception to the Medicare waiting period for patients suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), a neuromuscular disorder affecting approximately 30,000 people in the United States.
Then the Hall waived the usual waiting period in his case.
Survey results: 93% accepted rollovers--almost all (92%) without a waiting period.
If worsening should occur more than thirty-six months after completing a trial work period, a new application will be required, but if the second application is within five years of the end of prior benefits, no new waiting period is required.
And Ferguson picked up the gun in California seven months before the crime, after a background check and a 15-day waiting period.
No parental notification, waiting period, or counseling required for purchase.