The Purchasing Edge

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The Purchasing Edge is a consortium of member organizations dedicated to increasing their collective buying power through group purchasing. The flagship service provided to members of The Purchasing Edge is group health insurance. Members have selected TJS Insurance Group to represent their interests in the marketplace and to provide negotiation, reporting, educational, and compliance services.

Ancillary lines of coverage are under development to expand the offering of The Purchasing Edge insurance products. Expansion will also include technology, communications, goods & services, household supplies, transportation, property management and financial services.


Incorporated in 2004                

Bylaws ensure that each member organization has a seat on the Board of Directors for voting privileges on all key decisions.

Periodic review of broker services through direct contact at regular meetings;     TJS Insurance Group has succeeded past relationships and has maintained broker of record status for eight consecutive years.

Established to promote market relationships and research produce service that is uniquely tailored to the needs of The Purchasing Edge membership. 

Current Benefits

  • Potential for self-funding or association program benefits under new legislation
  • ACA expertise and support
  • Access to wellness programs and state of the art database features 
  • Interaction and networking with other HR professionals in the membership 
  • Compliance expertise to support members in benefit administration, reporting, and federal requirements                                  

Future Benefits       

  • Leverage in negotiations with carriers as we move toward purchasing as a group from 1 carrier.
  • Taking advantage of opportunities presented by Health Care Reform legislation and changes to the Affordable Care Act 
  • Availability of additional services through new partner vendors and organizations                  


  • Arc Human Services                 
  • Arc Butler  
  • Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh                    
  • Community Human Services                     
  • Easter Seals of Western PA
  • Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh                      
  • Diversified Family Services                        
  • Kiski Valley Opportunities Unlimited                        
  • Lark Enterprises                                        
  • Transitional Services Incorporated