NU Online News Service, April 17, 2003, 10:12 a.m. EST — Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, released recently the results of a survey that says nearly three in five (61%) employees want access to a financial planner in the workplace.

The Employee Benefits Trend Study, a national survey of 1,038 people, also found that 76% of employees are concerned about having a financial plan, but only 18% have a formal plan in place.

Young workers (ages 21 to 30) are most interested in buying planning services through the workplace, with 69% of these employees seeking advice from their employers versus 61% of employees overall, according to the study.