The IRS announced an increase to flexible spending account (FSA) contribution limits for the 2020 plan year. Individuals can contribute $2,750 in 2020, up $50 from the previous year.
Since this announcement came so late in the year, some employers may not use the updated figures in their benefits limits—as doing so would require an addendum.
In fact, some employers have been known to use limits from the previous year because they cannot wait until this far into the enrollment season to release benefits materials. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be surprising if employers use the 2019 limits for their FSA plans in 2020.
In addition to the FSA contribution limits, the IRS announced increases for transportation benefits and adoption services. Qualified transportation benefit limits (for parking or transit passes) increased to $270 for 2020. Maximum employer subsidies for qualified adoption expenses rose to $14,300, up $220. Other adoption-related limits increased as well.