Work / Life

Achieve a healthy balance.

We know you often find yourself having to juggle needs you have while you are at work with needs that extend beyond the workplace. We recognize the importance of helping you achieve a balance between your career and your personal life.


Accordingly, we provide benefits to help you relax and spend time with loved ones, celebrate special occasions, further your personal and professional development, and take care of your family. We also offer benefits to cover you if you are sick or injured either on or off the job.

Holidays and Vacations

BB&T generally observes the Federal Reserve schedule of 10 paid holidays.

Competitive program of paid time away from work, allowing for mental, physical and emotional relaxation.


Education Benefits
Opportunities are available for formal degree programs and company-required or continuing education.

BB&T Scholarship Program
The BB&T scholarship program provides up to 20 scholarships each year to children of BB&T associates.

Work/Life Balance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Through a third party provider, BB&T offers confidential and free EAP services to support you with a variety of life's challenges. Services include clinical counseling, childcare, eldercare, legal services, identity theft and recovery, hundreds of free online articles and tools, and more.

Life Conversations - Personal Planning
This program helps families through difficult times.


Business Travel Accident Insurance
Coverage for associates injured while traveling on company business.


Sick Pay Policy
Salary continuation to eligible associates who are absent from work for illness.

Other Time Off Policy
Salary contribution to eligible associates who are absent from work for a variety of other reasons.

Jury Duty
Associates receive paid time off to serve on jury duty.

Involvement in Education and Community Service
BB&T provides associates with time they may use to participate in dependents' school activities, such as attending a parent-teacher conference. Associates can also take off four hours with pay, annually, to work on community-related projects.

National Guard or Reserve Annual Training
BB&T provides associates required to complete training in the National Guard or Reserve certain vacation privileges.


BB&T Voluntary Benefits
BB&T offers two voluntary benefits that may be of interest to you and your family: Critical Illness Coverage and Group Accident Insurance.

Workers' Compensation
Coverage for associates injured at work.

Relocation Benefits
Benefits may be available for associates who are asked to relocate.

Associate Banking Benefits
BB&T associates receive free or discounted rates on a wide array of banking, investment and insurance services.

Related information

EXCELLENCE Associate Handbook

View the entire handbook or individual sections.

Summary Plan Descriptions

Summaries for your benefits, retirement and more.

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Information contained within applies to eligible associates residing in the United States, unless otherwise specified.

Not all subsidiaries and affiliates of BB&T Corporation participate in the benefit programs and policies presented within

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