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17 Nov 2009

Starting in January 2010, the IGDA will be offering a group health plan to its members. This is a significant step forward for the organization, and while most well-established studios already provide health benefits, the IGDA health care program will almost certainly make indie and small startup scenarios far more viable. It's been a long time coming, but this is finally an offering of genuine, concrete worth for IGDA members, and I applaud the organization for taking this step.

The bigger question, of course, is why -- in what is supposedly the most-developed nation in the world -- do we even need such a plan in the first place? It's staggering.

But at least now, previously-uninsured game developers should be able to get reasonably affordable coverage, and a little bit of piece of mind, so they can concentrate on building the next generation of amazing games.

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