Illinois insurance brokerage acquires Baton Rouge, New Orleans firms

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an Illinois-based international insurance brokerage and risk management insurance services firm, has acquired Baton Rouge-based Health Plus Insurance Locators Inc. and Health Plus of New Orleans in Metairie. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Health Plus provides group benefit insurance products to small and middle-market businesses and individual clients throughout the United States, according to a news release. The company specializes in health, life, dental and disability coverages, as well as on/off exchange individual benefits.

    In a news release, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. says Health Plus President Dale Ducote and his team will continue to operate in their current location at 7922 Summa Ave. Suite A2, under the direction of John Neumaier, head of Gallagher’s South Central employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations. Gallagher Benefit Services Gulf States operation includes 11 offices across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has operations in 31 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 140 countries.

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