The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has moved another step closer to starting a big insurance program for public exchange insurers, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care risk corridors program.

CMS is putting the risk corridors program form through a federal paperwork review process. Officials put the form in a review packet with the 2014 medical loss ratio form

CMS says it expects 517 companies to file MLR reports for the 2014 plan year, and 91 companies to file risk corridors forms.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. 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 at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.