The economic ills of the past few years have not had a significant impact on employers’ ability or willingness to provide workplace benefit programs. And employees, especially those among the Gen X and Gen Y set, are relying more heavily on those benefits to help them with their financial needs, according to MetLife’s 10th Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends.

The study was conducted during September and October of 2011 and consisted of two distinct studies fielded by GfK Custom Research North America. The employer survey comprised 1,519 interviews with benefits decision-makers at companies with staff sizes of at least two employees. The employee sample comprised 1,412 interviews with full-time employees age 21 and over, at companies with a minimum of two employees.

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