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Compliance Update: Cost-Sharing and Contribution Adjustments

Compliance Update: Cost-Sharing and Contribution Adjustments

 

2018 IRS Adjustments for HSA-qualified HDHPs Rev. Proc. 2017-37

 

 

2017

2018

Individual

Family

Individual

Family

HSA Annual Contribution Limit

$3,400

$6,750

$3,450

$6,900

HDHP Minimum Annual Deductible

$ 1,300

$2,600

$1,350

$2,700

HDHP Maximum Out-of-Pocket Limit

$6,550

$13,100

$6,650

$13,300

Catch-Up Contributions

$1,000

$1,000

 

The individual limit embedded in the family OOP limit cannot exceed the $7,350 individual limit required under the ACA for non-grandfathered plans. See chart below.

 

 

2018 Adjustment for ACA Out-of-Pocket Limits for Non-Grandfathered Plans

2018 Benefit and Payment Parameters

 

Maximum Out-of-Pocket Limit

2017

2018

Individual

Family

Individual

Family

$ 7,150

$ 14,300

$ 7,350

$14,700

 

2018 Adjustment to the maximum contribution for FSA

To date, no adjustment has been made to the maximum contribution for FSA in 2018.

 

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