IRS Reverts to Prior HSA Limit for Family Coverage

On April 27, 2018 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced via Revenue Procedure 2018-27 that the maximum amount that may be contributed to an HSA by an individual with family coverage under a high deductible health plan will again be $6,900, not $6,850, for 2018.

In March of this year, the IRS released a statement reducing the annual maximum family HSA contribution to $6,850—a $50 decrease from the limitation originally provided in May 2017. However, this new announcement revokes this change and re-instates the previous number to $6,900. 

The IRS states that it is reversing the change to the limitation based on stakeholder feedback that implementing the $50 reduction would impose numerous unanticipated administrative and financial burdens.

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