The IRS recently provided inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and out-of-pocket expense limits for high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2024.
On May 16, 2023, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2023-23 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2024. The IRS is required to publish these limits by June 1 of each year.
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.
Eligible individuals with self-only HDHP coverage will be able to contribute $4,150 to their HSAs for 2024, up from $3,850 for 2023. Eligible individuals with family HDHP coverage will be able to contribute $8,300 to their HSAs for 2024, up from $7,750 for 2023. Individuals age 55 or older may make an additional $1,000 “catch-up” contribution to their HSAs.
The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs increases to $1,600 for self-only coverage and $3,200 for family coverage for 2024 (up from $1,500 for self-only coverage and $3,000 for family coverage for 2023). The HDHP maximum out-of-pocket expense limit increases to $8,050 for self-only coverage and $16,100 for family coverage for 2024 (up from $7,500 for self-only coverage and $15,000 for family coverage for 2023).
The adjusted contribution limits for HSAs take effect as of Jan. 1, 2024. The adjusted HDHP cost-sharing limits take effect for the plan year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2024.
Employers that sponsor HDHPs should review their plan’s cost-sharing limits (minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expense limit) when preparing for the plan year beginning in 2024. Also, employers that allow employees to make pre-tax HSA contributions should update their plan communications for the increased contribution limits.