The preliminary results of a pilot project involving a large, self-funded employer and a new mobile application, myDrugCosts, show that 42% of employees who used the voluntary benefit reported saving money on their prescription drug costs.

MyDrugCosts was launched in the fall of 2011 for the 1,600 U.S.-based employees at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, a global shipping company that primarily ships cars, trucks, heavy equipment and other specialized cargo. Over the course of four months, 18% of employees with email signed up for the service.

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