Enrolling in a high deductible health plan (HDHP), sometimes paired with a health savings account (HSA) or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), can serve as an effective way to manage out-of-pocket healthcare spending while reaping some valuable tax benefits. But of course, as healthcare costs rise along with inflation, your budget is impacted. Without occasional adjustments to certain limits, the benefits of these plans could become irrelevant over time.
So for that reason, out of pocket maximums for HDHPs do change. And because of that, the IRS sometimes issues changes to annual contribution limits for HRAs and HSAs.
First, let’s take a look at the changes to HDHPs, coming next year:
- The maximum out-of-pocket limit (excluding premiums) for self-only coverage will rise from $7,050 in 2022 to $7,500 in 2023
- The maximum out-of-pocket limit (excluding premiums) for family coverage will rise from $14,100 in 2022 to $15,000 in 2023
Yes, this means your out-of-pocket ceiling for spending will be a bit higher next year. But accordingly, the IRS will allow for greater contributions to HRAs and HSAs.
For those with an excepted-benefit health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), the annual contribution limit will rise from $1,800 in 2022 to $1,950 in 2023.
The annual contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) will change as follows:
- The contribution limit for those with self-only health insurance coverage will rise from $3,650 in 2022 to $3,850 in 2023
- The contribution limit for those with family health insurance coverage will rise from $7,300 in 2022 to $7,750 in 2023
- Catch-up contributions for those aged 50 and older will remain the same, at $1,000
Employers should update all of their communications with employees to reflect these new limits, before the start of next year. If you have any questions about these healthcare plans, or anything else concerning your healthcare insurance arrangements, call our office and we’ll be happy to assist you.