HSA Maximum Contributions for 2017 Announced

UPDATE: To find out the 2019 HSA contribution limits, click here.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced earlier this week that contributions for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) will increase by $50 for individuals with an HSA. Contribution limits remain unchanged for families with an HSA.

Similar to FSAs in that they're also tax-free plans, HSAs allow you to set aside pre-tax money to cover qualified medical expenses. That money is exempt from federal income tax, FICA and state income taxes (most states). The money stays in your account similar to a savings account and you even interest on the savings. HSAs can be used for qualified medical costs and out-of-pocket medical expenses, ranging from co-pays to over-the-counter medical items and more. In order to get an HSA, you must be enrolled in a qualified High-Deductible Health Plan and have no other first dollar coverage - this can include a general purpose FSA.

Here's the Breakdown of Expenses and Information About HSA Maximum Contributions for 2017:

  • HSA contributions for individuals (self-only coverage) thatcan be made in 2017 will go up by $50 to $3,400 from $3,350.
  • Maximum contributions for anyone with family coverage will remain the same at $6,750.
  • According to the IRS for 2017, a high deductible health plan is defined as "ahealth plan with an annual deductible that is not less than $1,300 for self-only coverage or $2,600 for family coverage, and the annual out-of-pocket expenses (deductibles, co-payments, and other amounts, but not premiums) do not exceed $6,550 for self-only coverage or $13,100 for family coverage."

To read more about the IRS announcement, go to https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-16-28.pdf

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