Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically updated for inflation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The following commonly offered employee benefits are subject to inflation adjusted dollar limits:
- High deductible health plans (HDHPs) and health savings accounts (HSAs)
- Health flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- 401(k) plans
- Transportation fringe benefit plans
The IRS typically announces the dollar limits that will apply for the next calendar year well in advance of the beginning of that year. This gives employers time to update their plan designs and make sure that their plan administration will be consistent with the new limits.
This Compliance Overview includes a chart of the inflation-adjusted limits for 2018. Although some of the limits will remain the same, many of the limits will increase for 2018.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
- Revenue Procedure 2017-37, 2018 limits for HSAs and HDHPs
- IRS Notice 2017-64, 2018 limits for retirement plans
- Revenue Procedure 2017-58, 2018 limits for health FSAs and transportation fringe benefits
Click here to download the full Compliance Overview, which includes a chart of the inflation-adjusted limits for 2018.