Glossary

W

Waiting Period

A waiting period is the period of time that must pass before an employee or dependent is eligible to enroll under the terms of a group health plan.

Related Terms: Eligibility
Welfare Plan

A welfare plan is an employee welfare benefits plan.

Related Terms: Employee Welfare Benefits Plan
WFTRA

The term "WFTRA" means the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004.

Related Terms: Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004
WHCRA

The term "WHCRA" means the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998.

Related Terms: Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998
Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 — WHCRA

WHCRA is a federal law that requires all self-funded ERISA group health plans, state and local government-sponsored plans, and individual policies that cover mastectomies to also cover breast reconstruction procedures.  However, WHCRA does not require plans to provide mastectomy coverage.  WHCRA is also known as Janet's Law.

Related Terms: Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Mandated Benefits
Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 — WFTRA

WFTRA amended the definition of tax dependent, which is used to determine welfare benefit eligibility and tax status, and it applies to the dependency exemption, the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Credit, the Dependent Care Tax Credit, and the head of household filing status.

Related Terms: Dependent, Eligibility