The Independent Benefits Council is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2007 by four of Florida’s leading education groups — the Florida Education Association, the Florida Association of School Administrators, the Florida School Boards Association and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents — to work on employee benefits issues where a statewide approach would likely assist public school employees and employers better than district-by-district action.
Together, these organizations represent the interests of more than 350,000 of the state’s teachers and education staff professionals. Projects of the IBC are only undertaken with the unanimous support of the four organizations.
The IBC established the Model Plan for school districts to offer an array of choices that provides top-quality service at low cost to school employees. All products and providers within the Model Plan have been thoroughly vetted and are continually monitored to ensure that they maintain these high standards and values. Today, 53 of Florida’s 67 school districts have adopted the Model Plan.