Shalina Schaefer concentrates her practice in employee benefits, with a primary focus on welfare benefit plans and qualified plans of for-profit entities. She works with regional and national clients on benefit issues, such as plan formation and design of qualified pension and welfare benefit plans; administrative, compliance and implementation advice; and general consulting regarding benefit matters, including advice regarding third-party provider agreements.

Most recently, Shalina has been advising clients on all aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that affect employee benefit plans, including new coverage mandates and reporting requirements, and the employer shared responsibility provisions that apply to large employers.

Shalina is originally from South Bend, Ind. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from the University of Notre Dame in 2005. She earned her juris doctor, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2008. While attending law school, Schaefer served as a notes and comments editor for the Indiana Law Journal.

She joined Ice Miller in September 2008 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana.
Firm Publications
Published In
  • Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 83
  • NAPPA Report Vol. 24, No. 2, "Health Care Reform and Governmental Group Health Plans: The Initial Impact," Mary Beth Braitman, Terry A.M. Mumford, Shalina Schaefer, Tara Sciscoe and Christopher Sears
  • "Covering the Kids: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Adult Child Coverage Mandate" Health Care Law Monthly, July 2011, Volume 2011, Issue No. 7
Speaking Engagements
  • "Preparing for 2014: Employer Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act" HR Indiana Annual Conference, Aug. 29, 2013, Sarah Funke and Shalina Schaefer
  • "Health Care Reform: What Do Employers Need To Do To Comply Now?" Central Illinois Employers' Health Care Conference, Oct. 12, 2010, Christopher Sears and Shalina Schaefer
  • "An Action Plan for 2011 Compliance," BNA Webinar, July 29, 2010, Tara Sciscoe, Christopher Sears and Shalina Schaefer
  • "What Do You Need to Know About the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program?" Ice Miller Webinar, June 28, 2010, Tara Sciscoe, Christopher Sears and Shalina Schaefer
  • "What Do You Need to Know About Health Care Reform?" Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, May 18, 2010, Mary Beth Braitman and Shalina Schaefer
  • "Health Care Reform: Impact on Employers and Benefit Plans," Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, April 29, 2010, Tara Sciscoe, Christopher Sears and Shalina Schaefer
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