General Enrollment

I am not sure which medical plan to choose. Will you please tell me?

Only you can determine which medical plan option works best for you and any eligible dependents.
Some items to consider:

  • Do you want to pay more each paycheck and have a lower deductible when you incur eligible medical and prescription drug claims?
  • Do you want to pay less each paycheck and have a higher deductible when you incur eligible medical and prescription drug claims?

Check out the illustrative claim examples to help you get a feel for the impact of paycheck contributions and your share of typical out-of-pocket expenses for the various plan options.

My family and I do not use a lot of healthcare and do not have a lot of health issues. Which medical plan option do you recommend I choose?

Only you can decide which medical plan option will meet the needs of you and your family. You can compare the plan designs, the costs per paycheck, and some medical claims examples to help you decide.

Is my domestic partner eligible for coverage?

Only legal spouses, regardless of gender, are eligible for coverage in Bloomin’ Brands benefits.

I am newly eligible for benefits. When does that coverage begin?

When you first become eligible, as long as you enroll within your required timeframe, your coverage is effective the first of the month following the date you become eligible, or timely submit your changes due to a life event.

If I add new dependents to my medical, dental and/or vision coverage, will I need to provide proof that they are eligible?

Yes, you will receive a request from Consova to provide the required documentation and the deadline by which you must submit it. Generally, you will need to provide a copy of the birth certificate for a dependent child. For a spouse, you typically need to provide a copy of your official (not religious) marriage license and a copy of your most recent tax return. If you do not provide the documentation by the deadline, your dependent(s) will be removed from coverage.

Please explain how the coverage tiers work.

If you are enrolling only yourself for coverage, you select Employee (Empl) Only.

If you are enrolling yourself and your spouse for coverage, you select Employee & Spouse (Empl & Spouse) and check the box next to your spouse’s name.

If you are enrolling yourself and your child(ren) for coverage, you select Employee & Child(ren) (Empl & Child(ren)) and check the box next to each child’s name you are enrolling for coverage.

If you are enrolling yourself, your spouse, and your child(ren) for coverage, you select Family and check the box next to your spouse’s name and each child’s name you are enrolling for coverage.

How do I view my coverages for the current year?

Once you log on to BBI Connect, click on “Menu” in the top left, then the “Myself” tab. In the second column on the “Myself” tab, locate and click on “Benefits Summary.” This will show you a listing of your current coverages and per-paycheck deductions.

Where can I find the 2022 paycheck rates?

The 2022 rates are available by choosing “Benefits” from the top navigation menu, then “Medical and Rx.” One on that page, click “learn more” within the box for “Compare cost per paycheck for 2022” to see the rates by plan, coverage tier, and salary band.

How many paycheck deductions are there in 2022?

The per paycheck rates are calculated based on 26 pay periods.