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Waiting period

Time during which the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) studies a firm's registration statement. During this time the firm may distribute a preliminary prospectus.

Cooling-Off Period

An SEC rule mandating that several days transpire between the filing of a new issue's prospectus and the actual offering of the issue. This allows potential buyers and the seller to have a final chance to investigate the new issue and attempt to determine if there will be any previously unforeseen problems. The cooling off period is usually 20 days, but the SEC may change that for individual offerings at its discretion. It is also called the waiting period.

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The waiting period can be as little as a couple of days or as long as a week.
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.
If you are migrating a policy from one insurer to another, note that you might have to sit through additional years for coverage of preexisting diseases under the new policy if it has a longer waiting period.
Oklahoma's identical waiting period goes into effect in November.
Huberty said he wanted more specifics in the bill about when women are asked about coercion in order to trigger the waiting period, while the two other groups questioned the extended waiting period altogether.
The waiting period was reportedly scheduled to expire on 21 August 2014 and the termination of the waiting period satisfies a condition to the closing of the transaction.
Below we address questions concerning the waiting period requirements and, in particular, how these rules interact with the ACA shared responsibility rules under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 4980H, effective for most plans January 1, 2015.
A majority of buyers space their purchases from when a car is launched to when the waiting period comes down, but in the case of these models, the inability of manufacturers to scale up production quickly could mean losing out on the largest chunk of sales.
The waiting period under HSR expired Friday, June 14, 2013.
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Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the group life insurance policy and the summary plan description initially stated that nonexempt employees had no waiting period before being covered whereas exempt employees had a 6-month waiting period.
Points of view were somewhat reconciled, but the required unanimity was not reached on the essential question of the waiting period (the period during which the community worker does not benefit from the national provisions).