The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is trying to decide just which plans will and will not qualify for help from one of the three major new health law risk management programs.

CMS talks about the "risk corridor" program eligibility rules in final regulations set to appear in the Federal Register this week.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is supposed to create the risk corridor program along with a temporary reinsurance program and a permanent risk adjustment program.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.