The waiting period, or what is referred to as a probationary period, is a stated time by an employer before coverage can begin for a new employee who is enrolling in the group’s health benefit coverage.
This period may not be longer than 90 days and in California it may not be longer than 60 calendar days. This applies to both grandfathered and non-grandfathered plans. It will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 for new plans. For existing groups it will go into effect upon the renewal of that groups plan.
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