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2017 IRS Maximums & Limits for Welfare Benefit Plans

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by Christopher Macali on 17 January, 2017 with Add new comment

The IRS has announced the following maximums and limits for 2017 Welfare Benefit Plans. Notably, the Health FSA maximum and HSA maximum contribution for self-only coverage increased $50. The HSA contribution maximum for family coverage and the minimum deductibles for HSA qualifying health plans remained the same. The full list can be found below.

Cafeteria Plans:

Health FSA Maximum: $2,600.00
Dependent Care Assistance Plans (Dependent Care FSA) annual maximum: $5,000.00
Medical mileage rate to obtain medical care (reimbursable by a Health FSA): $0.17
Compensation amount for determining Highly Compensated Employee: $120,000.00
Compensation amount for determining Key Employee (officers/owners earning over): $175,000.00


HSA Plans:

Minimum annual HDHP deductible – Single: $1,300.00
Minimum annual HDHP deductible – Family: $2,600.00
Annual HSA Contribution Limit – Single: $3,400.00
Annual HSA Contribution Limit – Family: $6,750.00
Plan Out-of-Pocket Max for HSA Eligibility – Single: $6,550.00
Plan Out-of-Pocket Max for HSA Eligibility – Family: $13,100.00
Annual HSA Contribution Limit – Age 55+ catch-up: $1,000.00


For more information or questions regarding how the limits impact your plan, feel free to contact us.

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