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Glossary

Healthcare and health insurance definitions.

A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W

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Waiting Period :

The period before an employee or dependent is eligible to enroll under the terms of a group health plan.

Well-baby and Well-child Visits :

Routine doctor visits for comprehensive preventive health services that occur when a baby is young, and annual visits until a child reaches age 21. Services include physical exams and measurements, vision and hearing screening, and oral health risk assessments.

Well-woman care :

Routine preventive care services provided to adult women, which may include pap smears, mammograms and other services.

Wellness program :

A program of health promotion and disease prevention.

WHCRA or Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act :

A federal law that requires group health plans that provide mastectomy benefits to provide coverage for reconstructive surgery and certain other related benefits.