2015 Health Savings Account Limits

2015 Health Savings Account Limits

The ever-popular Health Savings Accounts (HSA) limits are set for 2015. The new limits increase the amounts you can save and pay for qualified medical expenses with pre-tax dollars.

The savings limits for the ever-popular Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are now set for 2015. The new limits are outlined here with current year amounts noted for comparison purposes.

What is an HSA?

An HSA is a tax advantaged savings account to pay for qualified health care costs. The contributions are made on a pre-tax basis. There is no tax on the funds contributed, the interest earned, or investment gains as long as the funds are used to pay for qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses. To qualify for this tax-advantaged account you must be enrolled in a “high deductible” health insurance program as defined by HSA rules.

The limits

Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits 2014 NEW! 2015 Change
Maximum Annual Contribution
Self $3,300 $3,350 +$50
Family $6,550 $6,650 +$100
Add: 55+ catch up
contribution
$1,000 $1,000 nc
Health Insurance Requirements
Minimum Deductible Self coverage $1,250 $1,300 +$50
Family coverage 2,500 2,600 +$100
Out-of-pocket Maximum Self coverage $6,350 $6,450 +$100
Family coverage 12,700 12,900 +$200

Note: To qualify for an HSA you must have a qualified High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). To qualify, a plan must meet minimum deductible requirements that are typically higher than traditional health insurance. In addition, your coverage must have reasonable out-of-pocket payment limits as set by the above noted maximums.

Not sure what an HSA is all about? Check with your employer. If they offer this option in their health care benefits, they will have information discussing the program and its potential benefits.

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