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IRS Announces 2022 HSA, HDHP and HRA Limits

On May 10, 2021, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2021-25, which provides the 2022 inflation-adjusted limits for HSAs and HSA-qualifying HDHPs. According to the revenue procedure, the 2022 annual HSA contribution limit will increase to $3,650 for individuals with self-only HDHP coverage, up $50 from 2021, and to $7,300 for individuals with anything other than self-only HDHP coverage (family or self + 1, self + child(ren), or self + spouse/domestic partner coverage), up $100 from 2021.

For qualified HDHPs, the 2022 minimum statutory deductibles remain at $1,400 for self-only coverage and $2,800 for individuals with anything other than self-only coverage (the same as for 2021). The 2022 maximum out-of-pocket limits will increase to $7,050 for self-only coverage (up $50 from 2021) and up to $14,100 for anything other than self-only coverage (up $100 from 2021). For reference, out-of-pocket limits on expenses include deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, but not premiums. Additionally, the catch-up contribution maximum appears to remain $1,000 for individuals aged 55 years or older (this is a fixed amount not subject to inflation).

The maximum amount that may be made newly available for plan years beginning in 2022 for excepted benefit HRAs is $1,800.

The 2022 limits may impact employer benefit strategies, particularly for employers coupling HSAs with HDHPs. Employers should ensure that employer HSA contributions and employer-sponsored qualified HDHPs are designed to comply with 2022 limits.

Notice 2021-25 »

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