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2017 HSA Guidelines Released

May 5, 2016

The 2017 health savings account (HSA) guidelines were recently released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These guidelines outline the inflation-adjusted contribution, deductible, and out-of-pocket spending limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) for calendar year 2017 

Except for the annual contribution limit for self-only coverage, which increased from $3,350 in 2016 to $3,400 in 2017, all other deductible, out-of-pocket and annual contribution limits remain unchanged in 2017.

 2017 Individual Coverage:

  • The annual contribution limits may not exceed $3,400 – an increase of $50 from 2016
  • The annual deductible must be at least $1,300 – no change from 2016
  • The annual out-of-pocket limits may not exceed $6,550 – no change from 2016

 2017 Family Coverage:

  • The annual contribution limits may not exceed $6,750 – no change from 2016
  • The annual deductible must be at least $2,600 – no change from 2016
  • The annual out-of-pocket limits may not exceed $13,100 – no change from 2016

Employers can refer to the official IRS 2017 guidance document for more details.

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