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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A state board has delayed setting monthly policy fees to be charged next year for policies purchased over Nevada's health insurance exchange.

Board members agreed Thursday to postpone the action until they have a better idea of how many people have signed up and the demographics of those enrolled.

Setting the rates is directly tied to enrollment projections.

As more people sign up, the less they will need to be charged to cover exchange operating expenses.

But enrollment is hard to project. Last year officials set a target of 118,000. That number was cut to 50,000 after persistent problems with the system prevented many people from completing applications.

Because of those problems, Nevada authorized a special enrollment period through May 30 for people who were unable to finish their applications.

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