IRS Announces 2019 Increases to Flex Benefit Contribution Limits
November 15, 2018
The IRS has announced the 2019 contribution maximums for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plans in the newly released Revenue Procedure 2018-57. Contribution limits increased for the Health FSA, Commuter Benefits and Adoption Assistance program, while limits for the Dependent Care FSA remained unchanged.
Health Flexible Spending Account
The Health FSA, which provides employees the ability to set aside money on pre-tax basis to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision expenses will have an increase to its contribution maximum from $2,650 to $2,700 for 2019. The new contribution limit will also apply to the Limited Purpose FSA which reimburses eligible dental and vision expenses.
Commuter Benefits help employees pay for certain parking, mass transit and/or vanpooling expenses with pre-tax dollars. The contribution limits for this account will increase from $260 to $265 for 2019.
The Adoption Assistance FSA helps employees pay eligible adoption expenses such as agency fees and court costs by contributing to the account with pre-tax money from their paycheck. The contribution limits for this account will increase from $13,840 to $14,080 for 2019.
2018 and 2019 Contribution Amounts
Benefit 2018 | 2019
Health FSA $2,650 | $2,700
Limited Purpose FSA $2,650 | $2,700
Dependent Care $5,000 | $5,000
Parking/Transportation $260 / $260 | $265 / $265
Adoption Assistance $13,840 | $14,080
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