By Jason Bramwell
The annual limitation on deductions for individuals with health savings accounts (HSA) will increase in 2014, according to the IRS.
For calendar year 2014
, the annual limitation on deductions under §223(b)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code for an individual with self-only coverage under a high-deductible health plan is $3,300, up from $3,250 in 2013
The annual limitation on deductions under §223(b)(2)(B) for an individual with family coverage under a high-deductible health plan will increase from $6,450 in 2013 to $6,550 in 2014.
According to the IRS, high-deductible health plans in 2014 will have an annual deductible that is "not less than $1,250 for self-coverage or $2,500 for family coverage." Annual out-of-pocket expenses – such as deductibles, copayments, and other amounts that do not include premiums – will not exceed $6,350 for self-only coverage ($100 more than in 2013), or $12,700 for family coverage ($200 more than in 2013).
The IRS defines an HSA
as a "tax-exempt trust or custodial account that you set up with a qualified HSA trustee to pay or reimburse certain medical expenses you incur."