Definitions for "Elimination period"
Days at the beginning of a period of disability when no benefits are paid
The time interval between the issue date of a health insurance contract and the date when coverage of loss due to sickness is effective. (Sometimes used interchangeably with Waiting Period.)
A specified number of days at the beginning of each period of disability during which no disability income benefits are paid. The elimination period may be as short as a few days or as long as one year or more.