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2023 Employee Benefit Plan Limits

The IRS has released the plan limits for 2023. Please be certain to review the limits and update your systems accordingly.

Retirement Plan Limits



Compensation Limit $330,000 $305,000
401(k)/403(b)/457(b) Elective Deferrals $22,500 $20,500
401(k)/403(b) Catch-Up Contributions $7,500 $6,500
457(b) Catch-Up Contributions (Governmental Plans Only) $7,500 $6,500
SIMPLE Plan Employee Deferrals $15,500 $14,000
SIMPLE Plan Catch-Up Contributions $3,500 $3,000
Annual Defined Contribution Limit $66,000 $61,000
Annual Defined Benefit Limit $265,000 $245,000
Highly Compensated Employee Threshold $150,000 $135,000
Key Employee/Officer Threshold $215,000 $200,000
Social Security Taxable Wage Base $160,200 $147,000
SEP Minimum Compensation $700 $650
SEP Maximum Compensation $330,000 $305,000

Health and Welfare Plan Limits



High Deductible Health Plans    
Maximum Annual Out of Pocket - Self-Only Coverage $7,500 $7,050
Maximum Annual Out of Pocket - Family Coverage $15,000 $14,100
Minimum Annual Deductible - Self-Only Coverage $1,500 $1,400
Minimum Annual Deductible - Family Coverage $3,000 $2,800
Health Savings Accounts    
Annual Contribution Limit - Self-Only Coverage $3,850 $3,650
Annual Contribution Limit - Family Coverage $7,750 $7,300
Catch-Up Contribution Limit $1,000* $1,000
Health Flexible Spending Amounts    
Annual Contribution Limit $3,050 $2,850

* Unchanged for 2023

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Al is Co-Chair of the firm's Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits practice. Al is recognized throughout the professional community for his depth of experience and knowledge in the employee benefits area. Prior to entering the practice of law, Al was an actuarial and employee benefits consultant for over eight years.

Al has focused for over four decades on executive compensation, employee benefits, trusts and taxation. He represents many clients including publicly traded and privately held, taxable or tax-...

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