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Benefits news: IRS lowers 2017 HSA family contribution limits

Mar 9, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Bulletin 2018-10 on March 5, which has directly impacted Health Savings Accounts (HSA) by lowering the 2018 family contribution limit from $6,900 to $6,850, effective immediately.  This is a $50 reduction in the annual limit the IRS had originally announced for the 2018 HSA family contribution limit. 

No changes were made to the single (employee only) contribution limit. 

University of the Pacific contributes up to $2,500 annually to HSAs for an employee enrolled in a qualified high deductible (HDHP) family plan. This means according to the latest information employees enrolled in family HSA plans can contribute up to $4,350. 

Employees who are age 55 or over can contribute up to $1,000 in catch up contributions making their annual total $5,350. The Human Resources department will be adjusting annual limits in our system in order to decrease the likelihood of employees exceeding this IRS annual limit.

Any employee enrolled in a HDHP with an HSA can make changes to their per paycheck contribution amount at any time throughout the plan year. To make a change to your contribution complete a Benefit Enrollment/Change Form and submit your completed form to Human Resources.  

If you have any questions, you can contact Human Resources at        

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