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Worklife at SunTrust

We know the importance of providing benefits that help you — our team member — manage your life and build peace of mind for yourself and your family. We are proud to offer one of the most comprehensive benefits packages available today, and we continuously explore programs that can enhance our package. For a brief overview of our benefits, select an option below:

We realize that life's responsibilities can compete with work essentials and may require that a choice be made between the two. Our belief is that employees will benefit if a balance is achieved between these two pursuits: Work and Life.

To aid you with your work and life management, we offer the following programs and policies:


Caring for your health

Medical insurance — SunTrust makes several types of coverage available to full-time and regular part-time employees and their families beginning the first day of the month following the new employee's first full month of employment. Options are based on your home zip code and may include a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) with two design options, a Build Your Own Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) choice, or an Out-of-Area Plan if you live outside the PPO network a High Deductible Health Plan with an optional Health Savings Account. Everyone who enrolls in a SunTrust medical option also has prescription drug coverage choice.

Dental insurance — Full-time and regular part-time employees may choose from two levels of coverage: Basic and Plus. If you live in a network area, you will also have the Dental HMO as an option. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the new employee's first full month of employment. The Basic and Plus plans offer discounts if you choose to see a dentist who participates in the PPO network. The Dental HMO benefits are based on a patient charge schedule. Orthodontia benefits are offered as part of the Plus Plan and the Dental HMO coverage.

Vision care — This program, available to full-time and regular part-time employees, covers an annual eye exam and a wide range of glasses (lenses and frames) or contacts (which you can select instead of glasses), as well as access to discounts on laser eye surgery.

Health Care Flexible Spending Account — Set aside up to $5,000 pretax per year to pay for health care expenses (such as lasik surgery, childbirth classes, and dental and orthodontia care) not covered by your medical insurance.

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Protecting your income

Life insurance — Basic life insurance and AD&D coverage equal to 1½ times annual base pay is provided by the Company to full-time employees. Regular part-time employees receive $10,000 worth of basic life and AD&D coverage.

Long-term disability — Long-term disability provides 50% of your annual base salary if you are deemed totally disabled by the insurance carrier. Full-time employees are eligible for this company-paid benefit beginning the first of the month following 12 months of service. You may purchase additional coverage to increase the benefit.

Long-term care — You may purchase optional long-term care insurance, available to full-time and part-time employees. Long-term care insurance helps provide for your care when you are unable to perform the basic activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing. Coverage is also available to your eligible dependents who qualify.

Group Universal Life — As a full-time or regular part-time employee, you may purchase optional Group Universal Life (GUL) insurance for yourself and eligible dependents at group rates.

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Securing your future

401(k) Plan — As a new hire, you are automatically enrolled at 3% on the first day of the second calendar month following your hire date. You can increase, decrease, or stop your contributions at any time. You may contribute pretax contributions up to 20% of your eligible pay each pay period. SunTrust contributions one dollar for each dollar you contribute, up to 5% of eligible pay. You will be 100% vested in all contributions made by you and SunTrust to your 401(k) account.

Retirement Plan — After you have completed three years of service, you become 100% vested in our retirement plan and are entitled to receive benefits.

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Career Development
SunTrust supports your career advancement and encourages your growth through improvement of your skills and expertise. We are committed to ensuring that you are provided the necessary tools to help meet your personal career goals.

SunTrust University (STU) — SunTrust University offers diverse learning solutions that are web-based, instructor-led or virtual. Through its state-of-the-art Learning Portal, teammates can easily search for, find and access courses that are pertinent to their needs. Additionally, STU has formed relationships with world-renowned business schools and organizations to create development opportunities designed specifically to meet the needs of SunTrust teammates.

SunTrust University not only has a stellar internal reputation, but one in the external learning industry as well. STU was recognized by Chief Learning Officer Magazine for leadership development, teammate engagement and its commitment to putting clients first. STU also has a close affiliation with the American Society of Training and Development at both the national and local levels.

Tuition assistance — SunTrust also offers a competitive Tuition Assistance Program to help advance your career within our organization. Through this program, you can receive up to $5,250 in reimbursement per calendar year for tuition, costs of books, application and registration fees for career-related degree programs at accredited institutions. Prior to participating in the Tuition Assistance Program, all eligible teammates should notify their managers at the beginning of each academic term. Eligibility guidelines are outlined in the SunTrust Tuition Assistance Program policy.

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Employee Assistance Program
This program offers free, confidential, short-term counseling, as well as resource information on a variety of subjects, such as elder care and child care.

Confidential counseling services — ComPsych® GuidanceResources® provides professional and personal assistance by experienced counselors to you and your family members for any type of problem. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the event you need help with personal and work-related issues. Five visits per issue in any 12-month period are provided at no personal expense to you.

Child and elder care resources and referral — ComPsych® GuidanceResources® provides information that can help with the need to find appropriate child care as well as resources to meet the needs of aging parents. This resource and referral service helps you explore options, find background information and identify resources for choosing day care and/or finding elder care providers.

General living support — FamilySource® provides expert information to help with decisions regarding a variety of concerns. This unit of the EAP helps you save time and takes the headache out of getting information on:

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Time away from work
SunTrust recognizes that time away from work promotes balance and increased productivity. Worklife benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick days as well as other special occasions of paid leave.

Company-observed Holidays — As a full-time employee, you will receive time off with pay for the following:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Vacation — The SunTrust Vacation Policy offers vacation hours based on length of service, officer status, and salary grade.

Bereavement leave — SunTrust grants bereavement leave following the loss of a family member.

Sick days— SunTrust offers five paid sick days each year for incidental absences due to personal illness or injury, or to care for a sick family member.

Short-term disability— Our short-term disability gives financial protection for up to twenty-six weeks for your own illness or injury.

Family care leave— We provide up to ten paid days to care for a sick family member.

Family and medical leave job protection— You may take time away from work and have the right to job protection and continuation of benefits while on an unpaid leave for a period of up to 12 weeks during a rolling 12-month period for a qualifying event as defined by the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Jury duty— To encourage you to carry out the civic responsibility of jury duty, we provide excused time away from work with full pay when this duty is required.

Military leave/reinstatement SunTrust supports you if you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces by granting leave and employment rights in accordance with the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act and all other applicable laws, including applicable state laws.

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Adoption Assistance


Up to $2,500 is available in financial assistance per adopted child. Adoptive parents are eligible for time off during the initial bonding period.
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account


You may set aside pretax up to $5,000 per year to pay for dependent care for children under age 13 or a dependent of any age that lives with you and is physically or mentally incapable of self-care.

Note: SunTrust reserves the right to modify any or all components of the company's worklife and benefit plans at the sole discretion of management. Changes may occur with or without notice.

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