The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2019-44 (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-19-44.pdf), which contains adjustments for various tax-related amounts that are indexed for inflation. As indicated in this guidance:
In light of these increases, employers should review the plan documents governing their health FSAs and/or transportation plans to determine whether these increases are automatically incorporated into the plans. It may be necessary to amend the plans to adopt the increased limits (if the plans do not automatically incorporate them and the employer intends to implement the increases in 2020) or reject the increased limits (if the plans automatically incorporate them but the employer does not wish to implement the increases in 2020).
If you have any questions or need assistance amending your plan, please contact us.
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