Christa Bierma

Principal | Ernst & Young LLP

Christa Haas Bierma is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Washington, DC, National Tax compensation and benefits group. Christa has more than 17 years of experience advising clients on technical tax issues that arise in connection with employee benefit and compensation arrangements, including executive and deferred compensation, employer-sponsored health and welfare plans, fringe benefits and tax-qualified retirement plans. Christa recently returned to Ernst & Young LLP following three years of service as an Attorney-Advisor in the US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy. Christa holds a B.A. from Hope College and a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law.


This session will cover changes to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) that may lay the groundwork for an emerging shift from defined benefit to defined More