Compliance Alert – HSA Requirements for 2019

HSA Requirements for 2019

Issue Date: May 2018 

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Last week the IRS released the 2019 health savings account (HSA) annual contribution limits, as well as the corresponding high deductible health plan (HDHP) minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket (OOP) requirements, in IRS Rev. Proc. 2018-30 — Below are the updated annual dollar amounts. For more information about requirements for HSA-eligibility, contributions and reimbursements, see our HSA Guide found at

2019 HSA Annual HSA Contribution Limits

  • Self-only (single) HDHP coverage = $3,500 ($3,450 in 2018)
  • Other than self-only (family) HDHP coverage = $7,000 ($6,900 in 2018)

*Catch-up contributions—HSA-eligible individuals who have reached age 55 by the end of the taxable year can make an extra annual $1,000 catch-up contribution.

 2019 Qualifying HDHP Coverage

  • Minimum Deductible
  • Self-only (single) = $1,350 (no change); Other than self-only (family) = $2,700 (no change)
  • OOP Maximum
  • Self-only (single) = $6,750 ($6,650 in 2018); Other than self-only (family) = $13,500 ($13,300 in 2018)


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