The IRS has released the 2012 contribution limits to Health Savings Accounts. The limits for 2012 will be: $3,100 for single plans and $6,250 for family plans. The limits in 2011 were $3,050 and $6,150.
To qualify for an HSA, you must have a “high-deductible” health plan. For 2012, a high-deductible plan is one with at least a $1,200 deductible for single coverage, and $2,400 for family coverage, which is the same as last year. The other requirement on HSAs is that there are limits on the maximum out-of-pocket expenses the plan can have. For 2012, the limit is $6,050 for single coverage and $12,100 for family coverage (up from $5,950 and $11,900 in 2011).