benefits.. how long until you got yours?


Since I've never been in the med community, I was wondering if hospitals, nursing homes or assisted living facilities have the 3 months waiting period for benefits or if it is immediate. I would imagine they would provide nice benefits since you are working with the sick but I could be wrong. What was your experience? I'm sure everywhere is different.


397 Posts

Specializes in Ortho/Neurosurgical.

My hospital was 30 days after the 30th of the month I started total like 45 days for me. Really not too shabby, a few of the other local hospitals is 6 months!!! Can you say high turnover.

rjflyn, ASN, RN

1,240 Posts

Specializes in Emergency. Has 23 years experience.

One has to be careful about how long one has for gaps in coverage. Alot of policy's have pre-existing condition clauses that kick in if you have gaps longer than 60-90 days. So its prudent to sign up when you first start a job even if you have to wait, as the clock typically stops when you sign up not when the benefits start.


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