Federal law sets annual limits on various tax-preferred employee benefit plans. The following chart compares the 2021 and 2020 limits for the most common types of plans and benefits.
|Health Savings Accounts (HSA)||2021 Self Only Limits||2021 Family Limits||2020 Self Only Limits||2020 Family Limits|
|HSA Maximum Contribution||$3,600||$7,200||$3,550||$7,100|
|HSA Maximum “Catch-Up” Contribution (individuals age 55 or older)||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000|
|High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Minimum Deductible||$1,400||$2,800||$1,400||$2,800|
|HDHP Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expense||$7,000*||$2,800|
*A non-grandfathered “family” HDHP also must limit each individual’s out-of-pocket costs for essential health benefits to no more than $7,000.
|Benefit||2021 Limits||2020 Limits|
|Social Security OASDI||$142,800||$137,700|
|Medicare (Part A, hospitalization)||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Health FSA Maximum Contribution (per plan year)||$2,750||$2,750|
|Transit Pass/Commuter Vehicle||$270/month||$270/month|
|Maximum Salary Deferral (§401(k)/§403(b)/§457)||$19,500||$19,500|
|Maximum “Catch-Up” Salary Deferral (age 50 or older)||$6,500||$6,500|
|Compensation Limit (§401(a))||$290,000||$285,000|
|Maximum Defined Benefit Limit||$230,000||$230,000|
|Defined Contribution Annual Additions Limit (§415)||$58,000||$57,000|
|Defined Contribution Annual Additions Limit (§415) if age 50 or older||$64,500||$63,500|
|“Key Employee” Compensation Limit||$185,000||$185,000|
|“Highly Compensated Employee” Limit||$130,000||$130,000|
Please contact your EPIC account team with any questions regarding these updated limits.
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