Health insurance retailers are a few weeks into the "special enrollment period" season in most of the country, but the size of the SEP market still seems hazy.

Many states extended their open enrollment periods for individual commercial health coverage to mid-April, or the end of April.

Issues have cropped up in some places. For example, the Nevada exchange is trying to make up for problems with its online and telephone-based enrollment systems to keeping the doors open until the end of this month.

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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.