We recently informed you that the IRS reduced the 2018 health savings account (“HSA”) contribution limit for individuals with family coverage to $6,850.00 despite having previously announced that such limit was $6,900. Because of compelling comments from stakeholders, the IRS reversed this decision in Revenue Procedure 2018-27 and the contribution limit for individuals with family coverage has reverted back to $6,900 for 2018. The Revenue Procedure contains helpful guidance regarding how any distributions made in response to the reduced limit published in Revenue Procedure 2018-18 can be undone.

Ultimately, the IRS acknowledged the hardship and cost associated with the lower limit and reasonably reverted to the higher, previously announced, limit.