IRS Announces HSA and HDHP Limits for 2021



The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-32 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2021. These limits vary based on whether an individual has self-only or family coverage under an HDHP.


What are the limits for 2021?

Eligible individuals with self-only HDHP coverage will be able to contribute $3,600 to their HSAs for 2021, up from $3,550 for 2020. Eligible individuals with family HDHP coverage will be able to contribute $7,200 to their HSAs for 2021, up from $7,100 in 2020.


Individuals who are age 55 or older are permitted to make an additional $1,000 “catch-up” contribution to their HSAs.


The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs remains the same for 2021 plan years ($1,400 for self-only coverage and $2,800 for family coverage). However, the HDHP maximum out-of-pocket expense limit increases to $7,000 for self-only coverage and $14,000 for family coverage.


What’s next?

Employers that sponsor HDHPs should review their plan’s limits when preparing for the 2021 plan year.