During the first week of November, the IRS announced 2023 contribution limits for all Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plans. Below is an overview of the limit increases across all the types of FSAs except for Dependent Care FSAs, which remain the same at $5,000 per year.
Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA)
This account provides employees the option to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses. The maximum contribution limit is set to increase from $2,850 to $3,050. This new amount will also apply to Limited Purpose FSAs.
The FSA Carryover allows employers the ability to transfer a maximum amount of remaining FSA balances from a current plan year for use in the following plan year. This is available for Health Care and Limited Purpose FSAs only. The limit increase to this account is now $610, compared to 2022’s limit of $570.
This account helps employees pay for certain parking, mass transit and/or vanpooling expenses using pre-tax dollars. The contribution limits will increase from $280 to $300.
An Adoption Assistance FSA assists employees in paying for adoption expenses such as agency fees and court costs. The contribution limit for this account is now $15,950, up $1,060 dollars from the 2022 amount ($14,890).
For more information about this major change and how it may impact you, read our latest handout.