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2019 Health Care FSA, Commuter and QSEHRA Limit Increases

Posted on November 16th, 2018

On November 15th, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-57 which includes inflation adjustments for certain employee benefit programs and other items. The following inflation adjustments will be made for 2019:

Health Care Flexible Spending Account (Health Care FSA)

Salary reduction limits will be increasing by $50. The annual Health Care FSA salary reduction limit will now be $2,700.

 Note: Dependent Care FSA limits will remain unchanged for 2019. 

Commuter Accounts

Monthly limits will be increasing by $5. The monthly commuter plan limit will now be $265 for mass transportation and $265 for qualified parking expenses.

Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) 

The maximum reimbursement limit will increase by $100 for single coverage and $200 for family coverage. The annual QSEHRA maximum reimbursement limits will now be $5,150 for single coverage and $10,450 for family coverage.


As a reminder, the Health Savings Account (HSA) limits for 2019 were released earlier this year.

Want to see how certain tax-advantaged plans can be stacked for even more savings? View our bundling chart.

If you have questions related to the new limits or if you are interested in adding these types of plans to your portfolio, please contact a Flex Sales Consultant at 888-353-9178. 

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