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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.
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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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Waiting periods are both common and common sense legislation.
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Pre-existing illnesses are covered after a waiting period. So, if one has been diagnosed with a critical illness at the time of buying the policy, one will not be paid for the treatment till the waiting period is over.