Health savings account (HSA) contribution limits for 2022 are going up $50 for self-only coverage and $100 for family coverage, the IRS announced May 10, giving employers that sponsor high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) plenty of time to prepare for open enrollment season later this year.
In Revenue Procedure 2021-25, the IRS confirmed HSA contribution limits effective for calendar year 2022, along with minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket expenses for the HDHPs with which HSAs are paired.
Additionallly, on April 30, HHS released the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule for 2022, published in the May 5 Federal Register. According to an HHS press release, the annual payment notice makes regulatory changes in the individual and small-group health insurance markets, and outlines parameters and requirements issuers need to design plans and set rates for the upcoming plan year.
The HHS's annual out-of-pocket limits are higher than those set by the IRS, but to qualify as an HSA-compatible HDHP, a plan must not exceed the IRS's lower out-of-pocket maximums.