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IRS Announces 2018 HSA Contribution Limit Changes


UPDATE: On April 26, 2018, the IRS issued an announcement that once again changed the maximum HSA family contribution limit for 2018. It is now set as $6,900. Click here for more details.


On March 5, 2018, the IRS lowered the maximum Family contribution limit for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2018.On March 5, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-18, which recalculates a number of cost of living increases for calendar year 2018. The main change that may impact many employers is as follows:

  • The maximum family Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limit for 2018 has been lowered to $6,850. This number had previously been set as $6,900.

We will continue to monitor how specific Health Savings Account vendors will respond to this change. In addition, you may need to make adjustments internally. This may include:

  • Notifying current employees that are enrolled in a Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Updating benefits communication materials that may be distributed to new hires in 2018
  • Modifying HRIS/benefits enrollment systems to reflect the new maximum contribution limit
  • Working with employees that have already contributed the maximum amount for 2018, as action may be required regarding the excess contribution

I hope that you find this information helpful. If you have any questions, please contact the CBG Benefits team at 781-759-1222.

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