HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2022

HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2022

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Highlights

  • Each year, the IRS announces inflation-adjusted limits for HSAs and HDHPs.
  • By law, the IRS is required to announce these limits by June 1 of each year.
  • The adjusted contribution limits for HSAs take effect as of Jan. 1, 2022.
  • The adjusted HDHP cost-sharing limits take effect for the plan year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022.

On May 10, 2021, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2021-25 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2022. The IRS is required to publish these limits by June 1 of each year.

These limits include:

  • The maximum HSA contribution limit;
  • The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs; and
  • The maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs.

These limits vary based on whether an individual has self-only or family coverage under an HDHP.

Eligible individuals with self-only HDHP coverage will be able to contribute $3,650 to their HSAs for 2022, up from $3,600 for 2021. Eligible individuals with family HDHP coverage will be able to contribute $7,300 to their HSAs for 2022, up from $7,200 for 2021. Individuals who are age 55 or older are permitted to make an additional $1,000 “catch-up” contribution to their HSAs.

The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs remains the same for 2022 plan years ($1,400 for self-only coverage and $2,800 for family coverage). However, the HDHP maximum out-of-pocket expense limit increases to $7,050 for self-only coverage and $14,100 for family coverage.

Action Steps

Employers that sponsor HDHPs should review their plan’s cost-sharing limits (minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expense limit) when preparing for the plan year beginning in 2022. Also, employers that allow employees to make pre-tax HSA contributions should update their plan communications for the increased contribution limits.

Important Dates

January 1, 2022: The new contribution limits for HSAs become effective.
2022 Plan Years: The HDHP cost-sharing limits for 2022 apply for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022.

HSA/HDHP Limits

The following chart shows the HSA and HDHP limits for 2022 as compared to 2021. It also includes the catch-up contribution limit that applies to HSA-eligible individuals who are age 55 or older, which is not adjusted for inflation and stays the same from year to year.

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For more information, please contact Torgersen Causey at 850-433-9996.
This Compliance Bulletin is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice

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