Arag, a provider of legal insurance, has appointed Shannon Lane as new managing director of sales in the Northeast.

Lane, who is based in Boston, will work with brokers and employers throughout the region to offer a unique employee benefit, the ARAG Legal Center, which provides a platform of flexible legal solutions with no direct cost to employers.

Arag president and CEO David Murray said Shannon has an background in the employee benefits market.

"She has worked with some of the industry’s leading financial services companies to provide important insurance protection for employees and their families," Murray said.

With an international premium base of almost $2bn, Arag provides legal protection for more than 15.5 million individuals and their families – worldwide.

Arag empowers people to protect their families, finances and futures by offering meaningful relief for everyday legal and financial issues.