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Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - 2010 Indexed Contribution Amounts

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued  guidance on the maximum contribution levels for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and out-of-pocket spending limits for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) that must be used in conjunction with HSAs. These amounts have been indexed for cost-of-living adjustments for 2010 and are included in Revenue Procedure 2009-29.

2010 Annual Contribution Levels for HSAs:

  • For 2010, the maximum annual HSA contribution for an eligible individual with self-only coverage is $3,050.
  • For family coverage, the maximum annual HSA contribution is $6,150.
  • Catch up contribution for individual who are 55 or older is $1,000 (set by statute and unchanged from 2009).
  • Individuals who are eligible individuals on the first day of the last month of the taxable year (December for most taxpayers) are allowed the full annual contribution (plus catch up contribution, if 55 or older by year end), regardless of the number of months the individual was an eligible individual in the year. For individuals who are no longer eligible individuals on that date, both the HSA contribution and catch up contribution apply pro rata based on the number of months of the year a taxpayer is an eligible individual.

2010 Amounts for Out-of-Pocket Spending on HSA-Compatible HDHPs:

  • For 2010, the maximum annual out-of-pocket amounts for HDHP self-coverage increase to $5,950 and the maximum annual out-of-pocket amount for HDHP family coverage is twice that, $11,900.
    Minimum Deductible Amounts for HSA-Compatible HDHPs:
  • For 2010, the minimum deductible for HDHPs increases to $1,200 for self-only coverage and $2,400 for family coverage.
In addition, a fiscal year plan that satisfies the requirements for an HDHP on the first day of the first month of its fiscal year may apply that deductible for the entire fiscal year.


Revenue Procedure ​2009-29

Part III

Administrative, Procedural, and Miscellaneous
26 CFR 601.602: Tax forms and instructions.
(Also: Part 1, §§ 1, 223.)
Rev. Proc. 2009-29
This revenue procedure provides the 2010 inflation adjusted amounts for Health
Savings Accounts (HSAs) as determined under § 223 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Annual contribution limitation. For calendar year 2010, the annual limitation on
deductions under § 223(b)(2)(A) for an individual with self-only coverage under a high
deductible health plan is $3,050. For calendar year 2010, the annual limitation on
deductions under § 223(b)(2)(B) for an individual with family coverage under a high
deductible health plan is $6,150.
High deductible health plan. For calendar year 2010, a “high deductible health
plan” is defined under § 223(c)(2)(A) as a health plan with an annual deductible that is
not less than $1,200 for self-only coverage or $2,400 for family coverage, and the
annual out-of-pocket expenses (deductibles, co-payments, and other amounts, but not
premiums) do not exceed $5,950 for self-only coverage or $11,900 for family coverage.
This revenue procedure is effective for calendar year 2010.
The principal author of this revenue procedure is Christina M. Glendening of the
Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting). For further information
regarding § 223 and HSAs, contact Leslie Paul at (202) 622-6080 (not a toll free call).
For further information regarding the calculation of the inflation adjustments in this
revenue procedure, contact Ms. Glendening at (202) 622-4920 (not a toll free call).









Last Updated: 8/3/2011 4:04 PM