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June 4, 2015

Aviva's Overland Water Protection now available for purchase in Ontario and Alberta

Aviva Canada announced on Tuesday that it is now offering overland water protection for residential property owners and tenants through your independent insurance broker.

The coverage – offered as an add-on to personal property insurance policies that have sewer back-up protection in place – can now be purchased through brokers in Ontario and Alberta, and will be offered in other provinces throughout the rest of 2015.

Overland water protection responds to losses that result from the accumulation or run off of surface waters, including torrential rainfall when water enters the property. It can be added to a wide range of policies, e.g. owners or tenants of houses, condos, rental properties, seasonal properties or secondary properties.

"Water is the most damaging force most insurance companies are seeing in today's environment.  Storms are happening more often, and having greater impacts than ever before, and they are hitting close to home!" says Rhodes & Williams Insurance Brokers Personal Lines Manager, Chris Armstrong.  "Aviva is the first insurance company in Canada to offer this protection to their clients.  We will have to wait to see how many other insurance companies follow-suit shortly."

To inquire about adding this coverage to your Aviva property policy, contact your Rhodes & Williams Insurance Broker at WaterCoverage@rhodeswilliams.com, or call 613-226-6590 or 888-391-8379

For more information on Aviva’s Water Protection coverage visit avivawaterprotection.ca.

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