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IRS Announces 2017 HSA/High Deductible Health Plan Limits

May 05, 2016

On April 29, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2016-28 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2017. These limits include:

  • The maximum HSA contribution limit effective January 1, 2017;
  • The minimum deductible amount for HDHPs for 2017 plan years; and
  • The maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs for 2017 plan years.

These limits vary based on whether an individual has self-only or family coverage under an HDHP. The minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket limits for HDHPs will not change for 2017 plan years. The only limit that will change for 2017 is the HSA contribution limit for individuals with self-only coverage under an HDHP, which will go up by $50.

The following chart shows the HSA/HDHP limits for 2017 as compared to 2016. It also includes the catch-up contribution limit that applies to HSA-eligible individuals who are age 55 or older, which is not adjusted for inflation and stays the same from year to year.

Type of Limit 2016 2017 Change
HSA Contribution Limit Self-only $3,350 $3,400 Up $50
Family $6,750 $6,750 No Change
HSA Catch-up Contributions
(not subject to adjustment for inflation)
Age 55 or older $1,000 $1,000 No Change
HDHP Minimum Deductible [1] Self-only $1,300 $1,300 No Change
Family $2,600 $2,600 No Change
HDHP Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expense Limit
(deductibles, copayments and other amounts, but not premiums)
Self-only $6,550 $6,550 No Change
Family $13,100 $13,100 No Change

[1] higher minimum deductible amounts may apply for California insurance policies to comply with California state law requirements

For additional information, please contact your Burnham Benefits Consultant or Burnham Benefits at 949-833-2983 or

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