IRS issues 2019 HSA inflation amounts

The IRS has released the 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts under Code Sec. 223. For calendar year 2019, the annual limitation on deductions under Code Sec. 223(b)(2) for an individual with self-only coverage under a high-deductible plan is $3,500 ($7,000 for an individual with family coverage). A “high-deductible health plan” is defined in Code Sec. 223(c)(2)(A) as a health plan with an annual deductible that is not less than $1,350 for self-only coverage or $2,700 for family coverage and annual out-of-pocket expense limits (deductibles, copayments and other amounts, but not premiums) that do not exceed $6,750 for self-only coverage or $13,500 for family coverage. (IRS Rev. Proc. 2018-30, IRB 2018-21, May 21, 2018.)

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