IRS Sets 2012 HSA Contribution Limits
The annual HSA contribution limit will increase $50 to $3,100 in calendar year 2012 for an eligible individual with self-only coverage. The contribution limit for family coverage will increase $100 to $6,250, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced.
For calendar year 2012, a high deductible health plan (HDHP), which must be used in conjunction with HSAs, is defined as having:
- An annual deductible of at least $1,200 for self-only coverage or $2,400 for family coverage (no change from 2011); and
- Annual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., deductibles, co-payments, and other amounts, but not premiums) up to $6,050 for self-only coverage or $12,100 for family coverage (compared to $5,950 and $11,900, respectively, this year).
This new HSA contribution limits are effective for calendar year 2012.