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Portability

The character of benefits that may be carried from a previous job to the next.

Portability

The ability to take one's benefits, particularly health insurance, from one job to another. Some U.S. states require health insurance companies to offer portability. It exists to protect people from the possibility that they will lose their health insurance and be unable to acquire a new policy because of a pre-existing condition that develops between acquiring the first policy and looking for a second.
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These portable instruments are best suited to quick pass/fail color evaluation, explains product manager Russ Steimle of X-Rite, Inc.
Stachybotrys, which grows in water-saturated debris, has been found in portables in California and Canada.
Company also manufactures a complete line of portable air- and water-cooled chillers from 1 hp through 40 hp, and also central units, both air- and water-cooled, from 15 through 155 tons.
Portable loggers handle sheet, iron, appliances and automobiles.
Much of the acceptance of portable backstops is due in large part to the growth of new school construction.
Cooling equipment includes central systems with semi-hermetic open drive or screw compressor; air-cooled units with heat recovery; water-cooled units with "free cooling"; clean-water tower systems; prepackaged mezzanine systems; portable chillers; blown-film coolers; temperature-control units; chemical-treatment packages; mold-area dehumidifiers; and water-filtration systems.
Sigma's foray into the portable space takes them into a high-growth market with upside potential," said Michelle Abraham, Senior Analyst for In-Stat/MDR's Converging Markets & Technologies Group.
The problem hit home in 1999, when six Saugus children were diagnosed with high levels of arsenic and cancer-causing benzene in their blood - a result, their physicians believed, of toxin-laden building materials in a poorly ventilated portable classroom.
When I moved to Washington, DC in 1986 to join an HMO development firm, I sold the TI Portable Pro and took the TI Business Pro, with its large hard disk space (40 MB), ample RAM memory (2 MB), and fast processor (80286).