BBT Adds ClearCourse to Offerings

December 6, 2010 ( –BB&T has added the guaranteed lifetime income 401(k) investment option ClearCourse to its investment offerings for 401(k) plans.

A BB&T news release said the product is designed to protect participants from retirement risks such as outliving assets, retiring during a down market, and the effects of inflation. ClearCourse, a group variable annuity issued by Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company, provides a guaranteed source of lifetime income.  

“ClearCourse allows us to offer plan sponsors and their participants a guaranteed level of retirement income with growth potential,” said Ray McCulloch, BB&T Institutional Services Executive manager, in the news release.  “Now more than ever, we see a need for products that provide participants with a sense of security through a lifetime income guarantee.”

ClearCourse was introduced by Genworth in 2005 (see Genworth Unveils Variable Annuity K Plan Investment Option).