The following services are built into each benefit plan at no additional cost:
Chambers Plan Telemedicine
Included with each Extended Health benefit.
While the quality of Canadian healthcare is widely regarded as amongst the best in the world, accessing care in a timely manner is a challenge for many Canadians and their employers. In a recent survey, 57% of Canadians reported they could not secure an appointment with their family doctor within 48 hours.
With Teladoc Health®, members can visit with a doctor within 1 hour, and 92% of cases are resolved on the first call. Skip the trip to the waiting room with telemedicine, included with every Chambers Plan Health option.
Talk with a doctor within an hour by phone or app from wherever you are in Canada or the United States.
With a large operating scale all across Canada, Teladoc Health can broaden and accelerate access to high-quality care.
With 24/7 access to Teladoc and wait times of less than an hour for a visit, patients can have a visit with a physician anytime – by phone or video* – and be prescribed medication as necessary.
Because all physicians are Canadian board-certified and licensed medical doctors, patients can expect high-quality care.
Members can also receive care in the U.S, giving them peace of mind when minor illnesses get in the way of their travel.
*Telemedicine Services is only available by video conference in Quebec.
How it Works
Initiate: The member initiates by phone* or app and completes medical history similar to the paperwork requirements at a doctor’s office.
Request: The member requests an appointment and can talk to a doctor within 1 hour.
Visit: A physician reviews the medical history and any uploaded images and contacts the member via their preferred method—by phone* or video.
Resolve: A physician diagnoses the member and if necessary, provides ongoing treatment plans.
Prescribe: If prescribing medication, the prescription is sent to the member’s pharmacy of choice.
* Telemedicine Services is only available by video conference in Quebec.
Teladoc Health is the global leader in virtual care and leverages a network of physicians licensed and certified in both the United States and Canada. With Teladoc Health, members can receive a diagnosis and treatment recommendation to include prescribed medications, if necessary, for a broad array of healthcare issues right at their fingertips.
Teladoc Health is helping patients get resolution for their healthcare needs while redirecting patients from unnecessary emergency department visits and the long wait times of doctors’ offices. Telemedicine Services fill a crucial need for on-demand care and serve as a complement to the existing healthcare systems, and Teladoc Health’s comprehensive virtual care solution provides a new front door to the healthcare system—one that is open 24/7 and can be accessed from anywhere.
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 Plan 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 faced by small business owners. One-on-one consultation is often financially out of reach for many businesses, however through the Chambers Plan BAS, firms have access, free of charge, to expert advisors who can help their business grow.
The Chambers Plan BAS provides business owners:
When an employee is consistently absent from work, or underperforming, there is a strong probability that a personal issue is the cause. Owners now have the resources available to help employees deal with situations affecting performance, through face-to-face counselling with a trained professional.
The Chambers Plan has retained Arete® as 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 who will identify how best to help you.
Human Resource Coaching
Confidential telephone coaching helps address a wide range of challenging people issues, including performance management, absenteeism, conflict and difficult behavior.
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 with answers confidentially, via telephone.
The Healthy Business BookmarkTM (HBB)
As a business owner or manager, you understand the everyday challenges and personal stresses associated with managing people and running a business—it can be a lot. Enter Arete’s Healthy Business Bookmark (HBB) website, available through BAS. With carefully curated resources designed to inspire and tailored to meet your needs, HBB is the place to start when you need a little boost of inspiration, a sample to get you going or if you just don’t know where to begin.
Helping employees make important medical decisions
When you or someone you love is faced with illness or injury, you want to have access to the very best medical expertise available. That's exactly what Best Doctors gives you, connecting individuals and their treating physician with world renowned specialists to provide an expert opinion on an existing diagnosis and treatment plan, without having to leave home.
Don’t forget, your dependents as defined in your benefit plan can also use Best Doctors. Plus, with the Extended Family Benefit, your parents and parents-in-law also have access to Best Doctors when they need it most.
Plan members have unlimited access to the following Best Doctors services:
Best Doctors 360°
Helps a Plan member navigate the healthcare system and take control of their own healthcare. By providing customized health information, and access to local resources, Best Doctors 360º is not just for serious illness, but can help all members.
Expert Medical Opinion
Provides an in-depth review of medical files by world renowned specialists to confirm the right diagnosis and right treatment options. The Plan member and their treating physician benefit from the valuable insights of top medical experts, under constant guidance and support from Best Doctors.
Find a Best Doctor* & FindBestCare*
Locates a local or out-of-country specialist if a Plan member needs one. Access to a Canadian specialist requires a referral from a treating physician.
*While Best Doctors services are available without charge to all Chambers Plan insured employees and their dependents, employees are responsible for any expenses associated with medical treatment (not covered by your provincial or Extended Health Care plan), travel and lodging. Best Doctors does not make referrals or appointments for members.
Connecting members to health-empowering solutions
Any health issue or concern brings about questions. my-benefits health is the Chambers Plan wellness site, providing Plan members easy access to reliable health tools and resources, allowing them to choose the best course of action for their family.
Find a family doctor or specialist
Check procedure wait times
Locate patient assistance programs
Explore resources on senior care
Search Canadian prescription drug and conditions libraries
Notify your Chambers Plan Advisor of a member/potential member that may be interested in the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Should Chambers/Boards of Trade come across members or potential members interested in learning more about the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan benefits offered exclusively through their organizations, simply fill out the form below. Your local Chambers Plan Advisor is automatically notified and will contact the organization as soon as possible.