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IRS issues 2019 limits for HSAs, high-deductible health plans

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The Internal Revenue Service has announced 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans:

  • The maximum tax-deductible HSA contribution for self-only coverage will be $3,500, and $7,000 for family coverage.
  • The HDHP minimum annual deductible will be $1,350 for self-only coverage, double that for family coverage—$2,700.
  • The HDHP out-of-pocket maximum for self-only coverage will be $6,750, with a family coverage maximum of $13,500.
  • The HSA catch-up contribution limit for employees 55 or older remains unchanged: $1,000.

Most limits will rise only slightly in 2019 compared to 2018, if at all: $50 to $100 for self-only coverage and $100 to $200 for family coverage. The HDHP minimum annual deductible was unchanged from 2018 to 2019.

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