The IBC retains SST Benefits Consulting out of California as an independent consultant to assist in developing and managing the program and assuring that member companies consistently meet the stringent criteria set by the Model Plan. SST Consulting Group evaluates the investment companies and products considered for the Model Plan.

The IBC also works with Ft. Walton Beach-based TSA Consulting Group, a provider of independent administration and education services to 66 of the 67 school districts, to support school districts in optimizing their supplementary retirement program and educating employees about their options.