IRS releases HSA and high-deductible health plan limits for 2025

The IRS has announced (opens a new window) the inflation-adjusted contribution and related amounts for health savings accounts (HSAs) and HSA-compatible high-deductible health plans (HDHP) for 2025.

This Alert outlines the 2025 HSA limits and offers additional information on limits imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Annual HSA contribution maximum

  • $4,300 for single coverage ($150 increase from $4,150)

  • $8,550 for family coverage ($250 increase from $8,300)

Annual catch-up contribution maximum

  • $1,000 (for HSA-eligible individuals age 55 or older)

HDHP minimum deductible

  • $1,650 for single coverage ($50 increase from $1,600)

  • $3,300 for family coverage ($100 increase from $3,200)

Maximum HDHP out-of-pocket

  • $8,300 for single coverage ($250 increase from $8,050)

  • $16,600 for family coverage ($500 increase from $16,100)

The HDHP rules require that, unless a plan has an individual deductible of at least $3,300 in 2025 (the amount of the family deductible), the individual deductible cannot be embedded. When an annual deductible is non-embedded (aggregate), no benefits are provided for any one family member’s qualifying expenses until the family, as a whole, has incurred enough qualifying expenses to meet the minimum family deductible.

In addition, HDHPs have a different annual out-of-pocket (OOP) limit than the annual limit under the ACA. For 2025, the ACA OOP limit is $9,200 for single coverage and $18,400 for family coverage. HDHPs must use the lower of the OOP limits (ACA limit vs. HDHP limit).

Non-calendar year HDHPs will adopt the 2025 deductible and OOP limits with the start of their new plan year. For example, a HDHP with a July 1 plan year, will be subject to the $1,650/$3,300 deductible and $8,300/$16,600 OOP limit on July 1, 2025, which continues through June 30, 2026. However, the HSA contribution limits apply to the calendar year even for non-calendar year plans.

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