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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"We show that waiting periods, which create a 'cooling off' period among buyers, significantly reduce the incidence of gun violence," the study says.
Despite the major change that a mandatory 30-day waiting period would entail, a majority of gun owners (57%), as well as the vast majority of non-gun owners (84%), favor the proposal.
The company said the early termination of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending acquisition, which remains subject to other customary closing conditions.
DISEASE- SPECIFIC WAITING PERIOD Apart from waiting periods for pre- existing illnesses, there could also be waiting periods for specific diseases.
Most were rooted in the bill's 72-hour waiting period for women who say they are being coerced into seeking the procedure.
PPACA will limit group coverage waiting periods to no more than 90 days.
Mishra of Max Bupa says, "Under our plan, pre-existing illnesses will be covered after a waiting period of two years, which is the lowest in the industry.
This means trucks waiting period in the past had been four to five days.
10296 (February 24, 2014), regarding health plan waiting periods. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that, for plan years on or after January 1 of this year, no group health plan or group health insurance issuer may impose a waiting period that exceeds 90 days after an employee is otherwise eligible for coverage.
Abdullah Masood, an engineer and the head of the Central Lab of Pesticides Residue in Sana'a told the Yemen Times that pesticides have a waiting period after application.
Currently the Amaze demands a waiting period of 10 days to three months, depending on the variant.