The IRS has released its 2022 annual inflation adjustments for Health Savings Accounts (“HSAs”) as determined under Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, IRS Revenue Procedure 2021-25 provides the adjusted limits for contributions to a HSA, as well as the high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) minimums and maximums for calendar year 2022.
Additionally, Revenue Procedure 2021-25 sets forth the maximum amount that may be made newly available for excepted-benefit health reimbursement arrangements (“HRAs”) as provided under 26 CFR 54.9831-1(c)(3)(viii).
The 2022 HSA/HDHP limits are as follows:
- Annual Contribution Limit
- Single Coverage: $3,650
- Family Coverage: $7,300
- 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: $7,050
- Family Coverage: $14,100
- 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 which are effective for calendar year 2022.
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.
The 2022 EBHRA limit is as follows:
The maximum amount that may be made newly available for the plan year for an excepted benefit HRA (“EBHRA) is $1,800. This amount is effective for plan years beginning in 2022 (but it is unchanged since EBHRA’s inception in 2020).
If you have any questions about these products or would like assistance with updating documentation or employee communications, feel free to contact us.
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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 email@example.com.
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