IRS Announces Change to 2018 Family HSA Contribution Limit
On March 5, 2018, the IRS released Rev. Proc. 2018-18 (as part of Bulletin 2018-10). Due to changes made in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017 tax reform), certain adjustments needed to be made to inflation amounts. One of those adjustments is to the annual family contribution for HSA's in 2018. The family max contribution is decreased from $6,900 to $6,850. The single contribution limit remains unchanged at $3,450.
As a result, employers and administrators will need to change the maximum limits set in their payroll and benefit systems to ensure that employees do not go over the maximum contribution limit. For any employees that have already maxed out their family contribution for 2018 up to $6,900, the employer should work with the administrator to refund the $50 excess contribution as soon as possible (this needs to be done by April 2019 to avoid an excise tax).