Federal law sets annual limits on various tax-preferred employee benefit plans. The following chart compares the 2021 and 2022 limits for the most common types of plans and benefits:

Benefits Plan Limits Comparison2022 Limits2021 Limits
Social Security (Old Age Survivors Disability Insurance (OASDI))$147,000$142,800
Medicare (Part A, hospitalization)UnlimitedUnlimited
Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Maximum Contribution (per plan year)$2,850$2,750
Transit Pass / Commuter Vehicle$280/month$270/month
Maximum Salary Deferral (§401(k) / §403(b) / §457)$20,500$19,500
Maximum “Catch-Up” Salary Deferral (age 50 or older)$6,500$6,500
Compensation Limit (§401(a))$305,000$290,000
Maximum Defined Benefit Limit$245,000$230,000
Defined Contribution Annual Additions Limit (§415)$61,000$58,000
“Key Employee” Compensation Limit$200,000$185,000
“Highly Compensated Employee” Limit$135,000$130,000
Health Savings Accounts (HSA)2022 Self-Only Limits2022 Family Limits2021 Self-Only Limits2021 Family Limits
HSA Maximum Contribution$3,650$7,300$3,600$7,200
HSA Maximum “Catch-Up” Contribution (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$7,050$14,100$7,000$14,000


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