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IRS Announces 2021 Increases for HSAs

The IRS has released its 2021 annual inflation adjustments for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as determined under Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-32 provides the adjusted limits for contributions to a Health Savings Account […]


The IRS has released its 2021 annual inflation adjustments for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as determined under Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-32 provides the adjusted limits for contributions to a Health Savings Account (“HSA”), as well as the high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) minimums and maximums for calendar year 2021.

The 2021 limits are as follows:

  • Annual Contribution Limit
    • Single Coverage: $3,600
    • Family Coverage: $7,200
  • HDHP-Minimum Deductible
    • Single Coverage: $1,400
    • Family Coverage: $2,800
  • HDHP-Maximum Annual Out-of-Pocket Expenses (including deductibles, co-payments and other amounts, but not including premiums)
    • Single Coverage: $7,000
    • Family Coverage: $14,000
  • The catch-up contribution for eligible individuals age 55 or older by year end remains at $1,000.

Plans and related documentation, including employee communications, should be updated to reflect these new limits for 2021.

As always, please keep in mind that participation in a health FSA (or any other non-HDHP) will result in HSA ineligibility, unless the health FSA is limited to: (1) limited-scope dental or vision excepted benefits; and/or (2) post-deductible expenses.

This alert serves as a general summary of lengthy and comprehensive new provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. It does not constitute legal guidance. Please contact us with any specific questions. 


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Elizabeth H. Latchana specializes in employee health and welfare benefits. Recognized for her outstanding legal work, in both 2019 and 2015, Beth was selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Lansing for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law by Best Lawyers, and in 2017 as one of the Top 30 “Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Contact her for more information on this reminder or other matters at 517.377.0826 or elatchana@fraserlawfirm.com.


Brian T. Gallagher is an attorney at Fraser Trebilcock specializing in ERISA, Employee Benefits, and Deferred and Executive Compensation. He can be reached at (517) 377-0886 or bgallagher@fraserlawfirm.com.