Most small businesses can’t afford to have a team of specialists on hand to help deal with unexpected problems that require an expert opinion. The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan® Business Assistance Service (BAS) is designed to fill this gap. This confidential service provides access to professional accounting, counselling, legal and human resource experts who understand the challenges small business owners face.

The Chambers Plan BAS provides business owners a valuable resource to manage their business more efficiently.

THE HEALTHY BUSINESS BOOKMARK™
This online library of resources addresses common human resource issues that can impact an organization. Included are sections on self-management, people management and business essentials.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Provides up to nine hours of Legal, Accounting and Specialized Human Resource services combined, per
calendar year.

LEGAL ADVICE
When faced with a legal dilemma, this
service provides practical and current interpretations of company, partnership, taxation and insolvency law, plus all relevant aspects of common and civil law.

ACCOUNTING ADVICE
When the numbers don’t add up, advice from a professional enables owners and managers to strengthen management and control
functions through expert counsel.

SPECIALIZED HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
When facing a technical human resource issue, from termination processes and overtime pay to legislative/labour law concerns, this service provides you answers
confidentially, via telephone.

HUMAN RESOURCE COACHING
Confidential telephone coaching helps address a wide range of challenging people issues, including performance management, absenteeism, conflict and difficult behaviour.

CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEE REFERRAL
When an employee is consistently absent from work, or underperforming, there is a strong probability a personal issue is a cause. Owners now have the resources available to help employees deal with situations affecting performance, through
face-to-face counselling with a trained professional.

ACCESS IS SIMPLE
The Chambers Plan has retained
Arete® Human Resources Inc. is the independent service provider of the Business Assistance Service. Arete® manages a national network of professionals, ready to assist you and your employees, and a toll-free call will put you in touch with a trained specialist that will
identify how best to help you.

The Chambers Plan BAS is a free service built into each Chambers Plan employee benefits program. You will incur no out-of-pocket expenses when accessing these services, nor are you required to submit any claim forms.

Your local Chambers Plan advisor can answer any questions you may
have on this service or other benefits available through the Chambers
of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. Visit us at www.chamberplan.ca