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IRS Announces 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans and for Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

Saving for RetirementThe IRS has announced the 2022 cost-of-living adjustments for retirement plan and health and welfare benefit plan limitations. The charts below set forth the applicable limitations.

Retirement Plans

In 2021, many of the limitations that apply to retirement plans remained consistent from the 2020 limit. For 2022, almost all of the limitations have increased. The rows below represent the changed limitations between the 2021 limits and the 2022 limits. Below is a review of some important limits:

Retirement Plan Limitations 2022

Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

Certain limitations that apply to health and welfare benefit plans remain unchanged, including the HSA annual deductible minimums and the catch-up limitations for HSA contributions. However, many other limitations have changed slightly, as noted in the following chart:

Health and Welfare Benefit Plan Limitations

The dependent care assistance limit is currently $5,000 and has remained unchanged for a number of years.

If you have question related to these limits or how they affect the administration of your plan, please contact one of the authors of this article.

Categories: Employee Benefits, Retirement

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With a business-minded approach, and service-oriented delivery, Mindi helps clients navigate challenges and solve problems in the areas of employee benefits law and health care law. Mindi has spoken and written extensively on employee benefits, health care reform, and health care law topics, and is actively involved in a number of legal, professional and industry organizations focused on these issues.

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