A new report focused on ways health insurance plans can improve health equity in New York also includes ideas that can be applied in other states. "Leveling Up: A Role for Health Plans in Improving Health Equity in New York," released by the New York City-based independent and nonprofit United Hospital Fund, provides numerous examples of interventions insurers are already taking (or can take) to improve health equity in New York and other states.

Among the areas in which companies might incorporate equity principles are procurement, benefit design, provider networks, utilization review, internal diversity programs, public reporting, data collection, and investments to meet capital and social needs of communities and enrollees.

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