H.R. 6311, renamed the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act and passed 242-176, would allow the ACA's premium tax credit for low and moderate earners to be applied when buying lower-premium, "catastrophic" copper plans; let people over age 30 buy copper plans; and allow copper and bronze-level individual and small-group market plans to qualify for HSA contributions. The bill also would make these modifications to tax-advantaged accounts:
Raise HSA contributions to $6,650 for individuals and $13,300 for families, which is the combined annual limit on out-of-pocket and deductible expenses under an HSA-qualified insurance plan in 2018. Currently, for 2018, HSA contribution limits are $3,450 for individuals and $6,900 for those covered under family medical plans.
Permit HSAs to pay for qualified medical expenses as of the start of HDHP coverage if the accounts are opened within 60 days after coverage under a HDHP begins.
Allow working seniors participating in Medicare Part A and covered by a qualifying HDHP to contribute to an HSA.
Permit spouses over the age of 55 to make an annual catch-up contribution (an extra $1,000) to an HSA that's linked to a health plan providing family coverage. Currently, only the account holder can make an annual catch-up contribution.
At an employer's discretion, allow employees with an FSA or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) who enroll in a qualifying high-deductible health plan with an HSA to transfer balances from their FSA or HRA to the HSA. Transfers would be capped at $2,650 for individuals and $5,300 for families.
Permit health FSA balances to be carried over to the following plan year. This rollover could not exceed three times the annual FSA contribution limit.
Excerpt from SHRM Article Dated 7-27-18 by Stephen Miller, CEBS