MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Professional Insurance (OBPI), a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group (NYSE: OB), today announced the appointment of Daniel Melanson as Senior Vice President leading the Medical Excess line of business. In this role, Melanson is responsible for product development, sales, marketing, producer relationships and underwriting results for the Provider Excess, Employer Stop Loss and HMO Reinsurance products. He reports to Steve Spina, President of OBPI's Health Care Group. "We are excited to welcome Dan to OBPI," Spina said. "As the health care industry continues to change as a result of health care reform, more customers will look for this type of coverage. OBPI is uniquely positioned to offer Medical Excess in conjunction with Managed Care and other important coverages under our health care umbrella, and we will benefit from Dan's experience." Melanson brings over 20 years of experience in underwriting and leadership for this specialized line of coverage. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President for Underwriting and Operations at a leading carrier overseeing underwriting, claims and medical management for HMO Re, Provider Excess and Employer Stop Loss products. Prior to that role, he held various positions in underwriting and product line management, as well as in health plan administration, negotiating contracts with hospitals on behalf of the health plan. Melanson holds a Master's of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Simmons College in Boston and an undergraduate degree in Management from Assumption College. About OneBeacon Professional Insurance: OneBeacon Professional Insurance is a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group that specializes in professional liability solutions for targeted industries including hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical facilities, physician groups, media organizations, lawyers, real estate professionals, design professionals, financial services and technology providers. Additionally, OneBeacon Professional Insurance provides employment practices liability insurance, management liability and tailored products for complex organizations including health care provider excess insurance and HMO reinsurance. General liability, property and workers compensation coverages are also available for financial institutions. About OneBeacon: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda-domiciled holding company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "OB." OneBeacon's underwriting companies offer a range of specialty insurance products sold through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies. Each business is managed by an experienced team of specialty insurance professionals focused on a specific customer group or industry segment. OneBeacon's solutions target professional liability; ocean and inland marine; collector cars and boats; energy; entertainment, sports and leisure; excess property; environmental; group accident; programs; public entities; technology; and tuition refund. For further information about our products and services visit: www.onebeacon.com and to remain up to date on OneBeacon's news, follow us on Twitter @OneBeaconIns or visit our online newsroom: www.onebeacon.com/newsroom.