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Adoption Assistance

Team Members can take advantage of adoption assistance for qualified expenses. Bloomin’ Brands provides financial assistance up to $4,000 (or $6,000 for a special needs child).

Qualified expenses include:

  • Licensed adoption agency fees
  • Related legal costs
  • Home placement studies
  • Charges for reasonable domestic transportation to obtain physical custody

To be eligible for adoption assistance, the child you are adopting must be under the age of 18 and may not be a relative or stepchild.

Requests for Reimbursement

Requests for reimbursement for adoption expenses must be made within the 90 days after the adoption is finalized.

To request a reimbursement, complete the Adoption Assistance Reimbursement Form and then submit the form and supporting documentation, as directed at the bottom of the form.

Business Travel Accident Insurance

Business Travel Accident (BTA) insurance covers certain injuries or a death resulting from an accident that happens while you are traveling for business.

This benefit is equal to your annual salary, up to a maximum of $500,000. It does not cover accidents that may occur while you’re traveling between your home and work.

Other benefits, if experienced or related to a covered injury that occurs while traveling for business:

  • Identity theft protection
  • Carjacking
  • Coma
  • Home alteration or vehicle modification
  • Medical evacuation or repatriation
  • Medical expense
  • Natural disaster
  • Psychological therapy
  • Rehabilitation expense
  • Seat belt and occupant protection device
  • Travel assistance

Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)

What is FMLA?

The Bloomin’ Brands Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy may provide unpaid, job-protected leave if you are unable to work because of a serious health condition, you need to care for someone in your life, or another qualifying reason below.

FMLA provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period to eligible Team Members. Per the policy, leave may be taken all at once or intermittently as the medical condition requires.

Eligibility Requirements

Only eligible Team Members are entitled to take FMLA. You are considered an eligible Team Member if you:

  • currently work for a covered employer, which Bloomin’ Brands is;
  • have worked for Bloomin’ Brands for at least 12 months within the past 7 years;
  • have at least 1,250 hours of service with Bloomin’ Brands during the 12 months immediately preceding the leave; and
  • work at a location where Bloomin’ Brands has at least 50 Team Members within 75 miles.

What Reasons Qualify for FMLA?

  • Birth and care of your newborn child.
  • Adoption or foster care placement of a child with you.
  • To care for an immediate family member who has a serious health condition. An immediate family member is considered a spouse, child, or parent, including an individual who stood in loco parentis to you.
  • To care for your serious health condition.
  • A qualifying urgent situation related to your spouse, child, or parent’s foreign deployment.
  • To provide care for an injured or seriously ill service member or veteran; up to 26 weeks of leave is available for this purpose.

Your Benefits Coverage on Leave

FMLA requires that your group health benefits be maintained during the period of leave, as long as premiums are being paid. While you are out on approved FMLA, you will be credited for your leave during the next benefits eligibility review.

How to Request Leave

Need to request leave? Follow these steps:

  • If you go on a leave of absence (LOA) or have a planned upcoming leave for three (3) or more days, report this to Bloomin’ Brands as soon as possible to determine if your situation qualifies for FMLA.
  • To report leave, contact your manager, and your manager will submit a leave request via BBI Connect.

Important: Make sure your address is up-to-date in BBI Connect so that you don’t miss important communication regarding your leave.

Meal Comp

Bloomin’ Brands is proud to offer a meal comp benefit program to all Team Members.

  • Salaried employees receive comp privileges at any of the Bloomin’ Brands company of restaurants.
  • Keep track of your quarterly spend via BBI Connect in the “Employee Comp Card Reports” section.
  • Unused quarterly allocations will not be rolled over.
Restaurant Support Center*Field salaried Team Members
% of comp privileges50%100%
Max comp limit per quarter$1,000$1,000
Max comp per visit$100$100

*Group Vice Presidents and above are not eligible.

Requirements

Keep in mind important requirements for meal comps:

  • It is required that you leave your BBI server a minimum of 20% gratuity on the pre-comp balance, a 10% minimum on carry out, and/or a 15% minimum for delivery. Failure to do so will result in loss of comp privileges.
  • Make sure you have your scannable meal comp card with you. If you do not have your card present or the Team Member is not present at the time of payment, another form of payment will be expected for the full price of the meal. If another form of payment is used as a result, please note that the bill will not be reimbursable.

Exclusions

The following offerings are not applicable to the meal comp program:

  • Catering meals/services
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included in the comp privilege — it is a personal expense
  • Stadium/concession stands
  • Airport locations
  • Franchised locations
  • International locations
  • Aussie Grill (Domestic & International locations)

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Adoption Assistance

Team Members can take advantage of adoption assistance for qualified expenses. Bloomin’ Brands provides financial assistance up to $4,000 (or $6,000 for a special needs child).

Qualified expenses include:

  • Licensed adoption agency fees
  • Related legal costs
  • Home placement studies
  • Charges for reasonable domestic transportation to obtain physical custody

To be eligible for adoption assistance, the child you are adopting must be under the age of 18 and may not be a relative or stepchild.

Requests for Reimbursement

Requests for reimbursement for adoption expenses must be made within the 90 days after the adoption is finalized.

To request a reimbursement, complete the Adoption Assistance Reimbursement Form and then submit the form and supporting documentation, as directed at the bottom of the form.

Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)

What is FMLA?

The Bloomin’ Brands Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy may provide unpaid, job-protected leave if you are unable to work because of a serious health condition, you need to care for someone in your life, or another qualifying reason below.

FMLA provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period to eligible Team Members. Per the policy, leave may be taken all at once or intermittently as the medical condition requires.

Eligibility Requirements

Only eligible Team Members are entitled to take FMLA. You are considered an eligible Team Member if you:

  • currently work for a covered employer, which Bloomin’ Brands is;
  • have worked for Bloomin’ Brands for at least 12 months within the past 7 years;
  • have at least 1,250 hours of service with Bloomin’ Brands during the 12 months immediately preceding the leave; and
  • work at a location where Bloomin’ Brands has at least 50 Team Members within 75 miles.

What Reasons Qualify for FMLA?

  • Birth and care of your newborn child.
  • Adoption or foster care placement of a child with you.
  • To care for an immediate family member who has a serious health condition. An immediate family member is considered a spouse, child, or parent, including an individual who stood in loco parentis to you.
  • To care for your serious health condition.
  • A qualifying urgent situation related to your spouse, child, or parent’s foreign deployment.
  • To provide care for an injured or seriously ill service member or veteran; up to 26 weeks of leave is available for this purpose.

Your Benefits Coverage on Leave

FMLA requires that your group health benefits be maintained during the period of leave, as long as premiums are being paid. While you are out on approved FMLA, you will be credited for your leave during the next benefits eligibility review.

How to Request Leave

Need to request leave? Follow these steps:

  • If you go on a leave of absence (LOA) or have a planned upcoming leave for three (3) or more days, report this to Bloomin’ Brands as soon as possible to determine if your situation qualifies for FMLA.
  • To report leave, contact your manager, and your manager will submit a leave request via BBI Connect.

Important: Make sure your address is up-to-date in BBI Connect so that you don’t miss important communication regarding your leave.

Discounts

By leveraging the purchasing power of all Bloomin’ Brands Team Members, you can save on almost anything you want to buy. All Team Members are eligible to take advantage of these discounts.

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LifeMart Discount Center

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers Team Members additional discounts through the Magellan Ascend LifeMart Discount Center.

  • Log in to the LifeMart portal.
  • Under the “Explore” tab, navigate to the “Discounts” section.
  • You will be taken to a page where you can connect to the LifeMart Discount Center.
  • Once you’re registered in LifeMart, you can save on major purchases like travel, tickets, attractions, electronics, cars vacations, and on day-to-day essentials like groceries and child care.

Mortgage Savings

Buying or refinancing? Rocket Mortgage® has exclusive benefits to offer you an employee of Bloomin’ Brands:

  • Dedicated home loan experts to assist you.
  • Savings offers throughout the year, such as closing cost credits and competitive interest rates.
  • Refer your friends and family to access the same offers.

To get started, visit the Rocket Mortgage website or call 888-500-4723.

Perks at Work

Register for Perks at Work rewards program to start earning WOW points. Through Perks at Work, you can enjoy discounts on many items including apparel, electronics, gifts, fitness items and memberships, tickets to events and attractions, travel, and much more.

Rx for Pets

At Bloomin’ Brands, we understand that pets are family, too. All Team Members are eligible to save an average of 75% on generic and 15% on brand-name pet medications with the Inside Rx Pets prescription savings program from Express Scripts.

If you’re interested, you can benefit from Inside Rx Pets savings right way. To save, simply present the savings card along with the prescription from your veterinarian at a participating pharmacy.

Tuition Discounts

Your Bloomin’ Brands benefits help place a college education within reach. Team Members have access to tuition discounts through partnerships with Johnson & Wales University, St. Leo University, and the University of Phoenix.

Learn more below about each discount program – including who to contact for more details – and get started on your degree today.

Johnson & Wales University

St. Leo University

University of Phoenix

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL)

BBI Resource Center (BRC)

Free Assistance with Bloomin' Benefits Billing, Insurance Claims & More

Contact Information

Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Phone: 855-874-0835 (Toll-Free)

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL)

BBI Connect

Bloomin' Benefits

Contact Information

Available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Phone: 1-800-555-5808 (Option 3)