Recently, the IRS released Rev. Proc. 2022-24, which outlines the adjusted amounts for health saving accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for the 2023 calendar year. The new limits are summarized in the table below.

Annual HSA Contribution Limit
(employer and employee)
Self-only: $3,850
Family: $7,750
Self-only: $3,650
Family: $7,300
Self-only: +$200
Family: +$450
HSA Catch-Up Contributions
(age 55 or older)
$1,000$1,000No change
Minimum Annual HDHP DeductibleSelf-only: $1,500 Family: $3,000Self-only: $1,400 Family: $2,800Self-only: +$100 Family: +$200
Maximum Out-of-Pocket for HDHP (deductibles, co-pays & other amounts except premiums)Self-only: $7,500 Family: $15,000Self-only: $7,050 Family: $14,100Self-only: +$450 Family: +$900

As a reminder, for an HDHP to be qualified for purposes of HSA-eligibility, it must not pay benefits (other than for preventative care) before the minimum required deductible is met for the level of coverage in which enrolled. Importantly, plans that provide family coverage with an embedded deductible* must not pay benefits until the minimum required family deductible of $3,000 is met. This means that plans with an embedded deductible must have a self-only deductible that is at least the $3,000 minimum family deductible.

Next Steps for Employers

As employers prepare for the 2023 plan year, they should ensure any plan materials and participant communications reflect the new limits. In addition, with the increase in the minimum annual deductible, employers should make sure their qualified HDHPs meet the new deductible requirements.

*An embedded deductible allows the plan to pay coinsurance for an individual on family coverage once that individual hits the single deductible limit (and once family deductible is met, coinsurance kicks in for all covered family members).

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Diane Cross — Diane is a Client Compliance Consultant for Sequoia, where she works with our clients to optimize and streamline benefits compliance. In her free time, Diane enjoys spending time with her family, live music, and cycling.