Council Urges Employers to Inform Employees of Free Financial Counseling

March 11, 2009 ( - The Employee Benefit Research Institute/American Savings Education Council (ASEC) urges employers to direct employees to free tools to evaluate their finances and determine appropriate solutions.

Free tools from ASEC partner InCharge Debt Solutions, an organization that provides financial counseling and education to consumers, are available at . Employees can also receive a free evaluation by telephone at 1(888)794-6390.

Employers can get more information and free handouts by contacting Ed Koziol, Business Development Manager, at 407-532-5616 or .

ASEC says financial distress can cost organizations over $2,000 per employee per year.