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Schembari in Omaha World-Herald: May Be Difficult To Cut Costs and Keep Good Insurance

News | January 7, 2017

John Schembari, an attorney at Kutak Rock and nationally recognized for legal services in employee benefits and workplace issues, says changes to the Affordable Care Act may make it difficult to reduce costs and still have good insurance. Schembari made his comments in a story published Monday, February 6, 2017 in the Omaha World-Herald titled "If Trump, Congress pull the plug on Obamacare, everyone’s plan could change."

The article outlines numerous new scenarios employers could face, depending on what form the new law takes and how much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is retained. A concern is discovering what coverage will be available and for what cost.

If popular features of the law remain in effect, Schembari said, “the billion-dollar question will be how to pay for these benefits if there is no longer an employer mandate or individual penalty.”

No matter what happens, he said, employers will continue to use group health plans to recruit and retain employees. “The ACA did not change that, and I don’t expect the ACA’s replacement to change that.” 

To see the entire World-Herald article, please click here.