The Model Plan is no longer available

In 2008, The Independent Benefits Council (IBC) created The Model Plan to establish a new standard of quality, and offer top-value supplemental retirement investment products for public school employees across Florida.

It is with sadness that we announce the closure of The Model Plan effective June 30, 2024. The reason is simple — changes in the marketplace made our grouping of preferred products unsustainable.

What Does This Mean for You and Your School District Employees

This decision will not affect your current relationship with The Model Plan companies or the supplemental retirement investment products purchased by school district employees.

We strongly encourage you to continue doing business with the select companies we vetted and approved to participate in The Model Plan. The gains we made with them are embedded in the plans they created for you.

Who Should I Contact with Questions

The Model Plan Providers will communicate with the School Districts and school employees directly.

If you have any questions related to the closure of The Model Plan, please contact me directly via email at

Many Thanks!

On behalf of the IBC, I want to thank you and your School District staff and Employees for trusting us over the years. We aren’t going away and will still work on employee benefits issues.

The IBC also wants to thank The Model Plan companies for going above and beyond to ensure public school employees receive the best retirement options in the marketplace. They will continue to do so.

Bob Cerra,
Executive Director
The Independent Benefits Council