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Health Savings Account cost-of-living adjustments for 2022

May 25, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service announced in Revenue Procedure 2021-25 the annual cost-of-living adjustments for Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits for calendar year 2022.

These limits apply to qualifying High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums. Plan sponsors should verify that their administrative and payroll systems reflect the appropriate limits. 

HSA limits

HSA limits 2022 2021
Limit on HSA contributions* — single coverage $3,650 $3,600
Limit on HSA contributions* — family coverage $7,300 $7,200
HDHP required minimum deductible — single coverage $1,400 $1,400
HDHP required minimum deductible — family coverage $2,800 $2,800
HDHP out-of-pocket maximum — single coverage $7,050 $7,000
HDHP out-of-pocket maximum — family coverage $14,100 $14,000
HSA catch-up contribution $1,000 $1,000

*The above figures do not include the catch-up contribution limit, which is $1,000 for participants age 55 or older. Catch-up contributions can be made any time during the year in which the HSA participant turns 55. 

HSA eligibility

Individuals who participate in an HDHP are permitted a deduction for contributions to HSAs set up to help pay the medical expenses of the participant, spouse and/or dependents.

To be eligible to contribute to an HSA, individuals must participate in an HDHP, which is defined as a health plan with an annual deductible that is not less than the minimum deductibles noted above and for which the annual out-of-pocket expenses — including deductibles, co-payments and other amounts, but excluding premiums — does not exceed the out-of-pocket maximum annually. 

In addition, individuals may not receive benefits from other health plans that would be construed as impermissible coverage, such as a general-purpose health flexible spending account, certain prescription drug benefits, etc.

The limits noted above are subject to an inflation adjustment each year.

For a helpful HSA summary, click here.

If you have any questions, or for more information about the 2022 HSA cost-of-living adjustments, we encourage you to contact our team at HCM@wipfli.com.

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