IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2017


On April 29, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2016-28 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2017. 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.

The minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket limits for HDHPs will not change for 2017 plan years. The only limit that will change for 2017 is the HSA contribution limit for individuals with self-only coverage under an HDHP, which will go up by $50.

What does this mean for your business?

Because the limits for HDHPs will not change for 2017, employers that sponsor these plans will not need to make plan design changes to comply with the IRS’ rules for HDHP minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket limits.


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