Tiffany Sharpley, a partner in the employee benefits group, concentrates her practice on employee benefits, representing primarily public sector clients. Her experience includes providing advice to governmental retirement systems, utilities, municipalities, state governments, nonprofit entities, churches, and private and public companies.

Tiffany works on a variety of employee benefit projects, such as retirement matters related to defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans, which include taxation of death and disability benefits, minimum distribution questions, eligibility concerns, benefit calculations, tax compliance concerns such as complying with compensation limits when determining memers' contributions and benefits. She also advises clients regarding welfare matters, such as compliance with the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, cafeteria plan rules under the Internal Revenue Code, HIPAA privacy concerns and COBRA compliance.

Her practice includes working with clients on the interpretation of tax compliance requirements and on planning and designing administrative processes to satisfy the plan's compliance requirements.  She takes into consideration the client's infrastructure and goals when providing advice. For example, she has assisted clients with closely examining internal processes related to taxation and reporting retirement plan distributions (e.g. 1099-R, recovery of tax basis, loan treatments and rollovers).

Tiffany earned her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indianapolis, as well as her Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis in 2001. She was an associate editor for the Indiana Law Review. Tiffany joined Ice Miller full time in May of 2001 in the Employee Benefits Group. During June 2007, Tiffany began working as corporate counsel at ADP, Inc., a company that provides employee benefit outsourcing solutions, including benefit administration. She returned to Ice Miller in July of 2011 as a partner in the Employee Benefits Group.

Tiffany is licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana.
Firm Publications
Published In
  • Sarah K. Funke & Tiffany A. Sharpley, The Dollars and Sense of On-Site Medical Clinics: Regulatory and Practical Considerations for Employers, HEALTH CARE LAW MON., Feb. 2012, at 2.
  • Lisa Erb Harrison, Tiffany A. Sharpley, Terry A.M. Mumford, and Mary Beth Braitman, The Importance of Proper Coding for Form 1099-R Reporting, Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center, BNA Insights (January 2013).
Speaking Engagements
  • "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Tax Implications", National Conference On Public Employee Retirement Systems, 2014 Legislative Conference and Healthcare Symposium, Jan. 28, 2014