Christopher S. Sears Esq.

Ice Miller
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Christopher Sears, Esq. is a partner at Ice Miller where he concentrates his practice in the field of health care and employee benefits. His practice includes designing and maintaining health and retirement plans and other employee benefits.  He works with public and private employees, including governmental plans at all levels, hospitals, and other tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Sears helps clients design employer-sponsored health plans and other benefits such as cafeteria plans, tuition reimbursement plans, long and short term disability plans, health reimbursement accounts, health savings accounts, and life insurance plans. He also helps them comply with myriad of laws that regulate these plans such as ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, ADA, FMLA, and COBRA.  Chris also concentrates on laws regulating the privacy of health information. In particular, he works closely with both health plans and health care providers in their efforts to comply with the complex privacy rules of HIPAA, as well as state privacy laws. He also consults with clients to adopt, maintain and terminate their employee pension and retirement plans in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. He is barred in the state of Indiana, United States District Court - Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court - Southern District of Indiana, The Supreme Court of Indiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Sears received his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and his Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

He is the co-author of Bloomberg Law's Benefits Guide: Health Reimbursement Arrangements.