Insurance agents and brokers are struggling to get answers to a question they're just learning how to ask: How many health carriers are suffering serious problems as a result of the risk corridors program funding gap?

Are most of the carriers aching from risk corridors' flu of small new plans, or are bigger, older carriers also coughing?

Julia Hutchins, chief executive officer of Colorado HealthOP, said she thinks the idea that the typical risk corridors program gap victim is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OP) company may be incorrect.

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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.