The Internal Revenue Service released the annual maximum 2024 contribution limits for HSAs under high deductible health plans (HDHPs). For 2024, we will see the largest jump in recent years for contribution limits – mainly due to continued high inflation. The annual limit on HSA contributions for an individual will be $4,150 (up from $3,850 in 2023) and $8,300 for family coverage (up from $7,750 in 2023).  HSA “catch-up” contribution for participants 55 and older, can contribute an extra $1,000 to their HSA, which is the current amount in place for 2023.

Effective January 1, 2024 – Contribution Limits for Health Savings Accounts

Tax Year Individual Coverage Limit Family Coverage Limit
2024 $4,150 $8,300
2023 $3,850 $7,750
2022 $3,650 $7,300
At age 55, members are allowed to contribute an additional $1,000 

What is a HSA? It is a tax-advantaged account, paired with a high-deductible health insurance plan (HDHP), that allows you to save pre-tax dollars for future qualified medical expenses. You can invest the funds in the HSA account tax-free and grow your savings. You own the account, it travels with you if you change jobs, change your health plan, or retire.

 

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The IRS has released the contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) for 2023 and the numbers are significantly higher than in prior years, as you can see from the chart below. Knowing these numbers will help employers prepare for open enrollment and think about their contribution levels as well as help employees understand the benefits of contributing to their HSAs.

Tax Year Individual Coverage Limit Family Coverage Limit
2023 $3,850 $7,750
2022 $3,650 $7,300
2021 $3,600 $7,200
At age 55, members are allowed to contribute and additional $1,000 

What is a HSA? It is a tax-advantaged account, paired with a high-deductible health insurance plan (HDHP), that allows you to save pre-tax dollars for future qualified medical expenses. You can invest the funds in the HSA account tax-free and grow your savings. You own the account, it travels with you if you change jobs, change your health plan, or retire.

 

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In response to the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, IRS Notice 2020-18 postpones the April 15, 2020 due date for filing federal income tax returns, deferring payments to July 15, 2020. The IRS has added information regarding this notice under “Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers” which addresses contribution extensions for those in Health Savings Account plans.

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The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 27, 2020 with the purpose of helping employees out with benefit-related items during the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act repeals the Affordable Care Act’s exclusion of over-the-counter (OTC) medications from the definition of “qualified medical expenses”.  The bill is over 880 pages long, but to review the new rules regarding OTC provisions, see Sec. 3702 of the CARES Act.

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