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Health insurance spending on social determinants of health: 7 categories

New study analyzes where the money goes to SDOH.

In recent years, private health insurance companies have spent at least $1.87 billion on programs aimed at improving social determinants of health (SDOH).

But that’s a relatively small percentage of the profits those companies make each year, according to a new study, “Trends in Social Spending by Private Health Insurers,” published online Nov. 10 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

So where did the money go?

Here is a look at the categories and programs to which private health insurers contributed, in the study period from the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2021.

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