waiting period deductible

A waiting period deductible is sometimes used in business interruption and other time element policies, in lieu of a dollar amount deductible, that establishes that the insurer is not responsible for loss suffered during a specified period (such as 72 hours) immediately following a direct damage loss.

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A waiting period deductible can also be a deductible mechanism in disability income policies and under workers compensation statutes that establishes a period that must pass following an accident or illness causing disability before salary continuation benefits are payable.