Member Representative Information Member Representatives for PPC must first be members of the Cooperative. Since the Association is does not produce products or services to sell, but is a voluntary group of household members who act for their mutual benefit then to represent the Association you need to be a member to understand why someone would want to join PPC. You will be expected to pay the same membership dues as any other member and you may or may not need the products and services the PPC members can get because of their group purchasing power. PPC does advocacy services for all of its members: Patients, Physicians, and Representatives. So, your monthLY dues does more than just make you a voting member of a mutually beneficial association. Since some of the products purchased by PPC into which members can enroll are health and accident insurance, the Member Representatives members will need insurance licenses. It is likely they will enroll people in the Group Health Plans and into Medicare Advantage and Medigap Plans. In any case they must be appointed by the Insurers who underwrite those products. Enrollment of members into the Primary Care Medical Services payment plans and into the Diagnostic Imaging Services payment plans does not require an insurance license as they are not insurance products, but just monthly payment agreements with specific medical practices. In spite of this, we think it is in the best interest of PPC that our representatives have experience and an good understanding of health insurance to better serve the other members, both patients and physicians. The Member Representatives are paid by our contracted Managing General Agency, IUGA, for the enrollment of members into the Association, the Primary Care Medical Services Plans, and the Group Health Plans underwritten by New Era Life.