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IRS Announces 2023 Contribution Limits for Health Care FSAs
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IRS Announces 2023 Contribution Limits for Health Care FSAs

On October 18, 2022, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2022-38, which provides increased limits for health care flexible spending account (FSA) contributions and related carryover amounts of $3,050 and $610, respectively, for the 2023 plan year (up from the 2022 limits of $2,850 and $570, respectively). In addition, the limit for 2023 qualified transit and parking expenses (which represent the non-taxable limits for employer-provided commuter benefit programs), increases to $300 (up from $280 in 2022).

The following is a reference tool for employers that summarizes 2023 limits applicable to health and welfare plans that are reflected either in Revenue Procedure 2022-38 or earlier guidance. Also included are the 2023 contribution limits required by employers subject to the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (SFHCSO).


HDHP Self-only Coverage ACA Maximum Out-of-Pocket $8,700 $9,100
Embedded Self-Only Coverage ACA Maximum Out-of-Pocket $8,700 $9,100
HDHP Family Coverage ACA Maximum Out-of-Pocket $17,400 $18,200
HSA HDHP Self-only Coverage Minimum Deductible $1,400 $1,500
HSA HDHP Family Coverage Minimum Deductible $2,800  $3,000
HSA HDHP Self-only Coverage Maximum Out-of-Pocket  $7,050  $7,500
HSA HDHP Embedded Self-Only Coverage Maximum Out-of-Pocket $8,700 $9,100
HSA HDHP Family Coverage Maximum Out-of-Pocket  $14,100  $15,000
HSA Self-only Coverage Maximum Contribution  $3,650 $3,850
HSA Family Coverage Maximum Contribution  $7,300  $7,750
HSA Age 55+ Catch-Up Contribution $1,000 $1,000
Excepted Benefit HRA  $1,800  $1,950
Qualified Small Employer HRA Contribution $5,450/$11,050 $5,850/$11,800
Healthcare Flexible Spending Account $2,850 ($570 carryover) 3,050 ($610 carryover)
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account $5,000 $5,000
Monthly Qualified Transportation Fringe Exclusion Limit (132(f))  $280 (transit/parking) $300 (transit/parking)
Adoption Assistance $14,890 $15,980
Social Security Taxable Wage Base $147,000 $160,200



ACA Shared Responsibility Penalty– 4980H(a) $2,750 ($229.17/mo.) $2,880 ($240.00/mo.)
ACA Shared Responsibility Penalty—4980H(b) $4,120 ($343.33/mo.) $4,320 ($360.00/mo.)
ACA Affordability Percentage 9.61% 9.12%



All employers with 100+ employees $3.30/ hr. payable ($1,702.80/qtr.) $3.40/ hr. payable ($1,754.40 qtr.)
Businesses with 20-99 employees

Non-Profits with 50-99 employees

$2.20/ hr. payable ($1,135.20/qtr.) $2.27/ hr. payable ($1,171.32 qtr.)
Businesses with < 20 employees

Non-Profits with <50 employees

Exempt Exempt

[1] Covered employers are required to make a minimum health care expenditure for most of their employees who work at least 8 hours per week within the geographic boundaries of the City. For 2023, managerial, supervisory and confidential employees earning more than $114,141 yr. (or $54.88/hr.) are exempt (for 2022, the exemption thresholds were $109,643/yr., or $52.71/hr.)



For questions regarding this Legislative Update or any other related compliance issues, please contact your Burnham Benefits Consultant or Burnham Benefits at 949‐833‐2983 or inquiries@burnhambenefits.com.


This Legislative Update was prepared by the Baldwin Regulatory Compliance Collaborative (the “BRCC”), a partnership of compliance professionals offering client support and compliance solutions for the benefit of the Baldwin Risk Partners organization, which includes: Jason Sheffield, BRP National Director of Compliance; Richard Asensio, Burnham Benefits Insurance Services; Nicole L. Fender, the Capital Group; Bill Freeman, AHT Insurance; Stephanie Hall, RBA/TBA; Caitlin Hillenbrand, AHT Insurance; Paul Van Brunt, Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS); and Natashia Wright, Insgroup.

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