Show prized possessions some love this Valentine's Day

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - With Valentine's Day coming up, RSA Canada is urging Canadians to show their personal possessions some love by making sure their insurance policies are up-to-date.

"Valentine's Day is that special day of the year when you show your appreciation for the people you love, often in the form of chocolates, flowers and jewelry," says Brodie Bott, Communications Manager at RSA Canada.

"Although chocolates and flowers are quickly consumed, many people often forget to insure any new items of value or get them updated on their existing insurance policy, which is a big risk. When it comes to jewelry and valuable items, it isn't just the financial value, but the emotional and sentimental value that is attached to those items."

"Canadians should take every step to ensure their valuables are protected," he says.

RSA Canada suggests a few simple preventive measures to avoid those valuable Valentine's Day gifts from getting lost or worse, stolen.  Bott suggest Canadians should:

  • Have new jewelry appraised by a qualified appraiser and get it updated on your insurance policy by either contacting the broker or the insurance company directly.
  • Lock jewelry away in a safe place when not wearing it.
  • Be aware of where you leave your jewelry. Avoid leaving jewelry in high traffic areas, like work desks or at the gym. That's a big no-no.
  • Keep jewelry away from sinks and counters. The last thing you want is to have to call in the plumber to help find that expensive ring.
  • Know what is and isn't covered in your insurance policy.

"It's also worthwhile revisiting your policy yearly, as existing jewelry and other possessions have the potential to appreciate in value," says Bott.

For more information about RSA Canada, visit or check us out on Twitter at @RSACanada.

About RSA:
With a 300 year heritage, RSA is a multinational quoted insurance group.  Focusing on general insurance, RSA's core markets are the UK & Ireland, Scandinavia and Canada, with the capability to write insurance business across the globe.  RSA's core businesses have approximately 13,500 employees with net written premiums of £5.7bn in 2015.

About RSA Canada:
The RSA Canada group of companies includes Roins Financial Services Limited, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, Quebec Assurance Company, Johnson Inc., Unifund Assurance Company, Western Assurance Company, Ascentus Insurance Ltd., Canadian Northern Shield Insurance Company and RSA Travel Insurance Inc. (collectively, "RSA Canada") and is part of RSA Insurance Group Plc. RSA Canada employs more than 3,000 people across Canada and is one of the oldest insurance companies in the country with roots dating back to 1833.


For further information: Brodie Bott, communications manager, RSA Canada,


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