Arthur J Gallagher, an insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, has acquired Voluntary Benefits Solutions, an employee benefit brokerage firm Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Voluntary Benefits Solutions (VBS) specialize in the design, implementation and administration of employer-sponsored voluntary benefits programs and focus primarily on large employers.

Timothy Easterwood, James Evans and their associates will continue to operate at their current location under the direction of William Ziebell, north central regional executive vice president of Gallagher’s employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations.

Patrick Gallagher, chairman, president and CEO of Arthur J Gallagher, said: With years of industry experience, this outstanding firm has the same quality service and client-focused culture that matches our own. Their voluntary benefits program expertise and large-client background will be an excellent addition to our employee benefits consulting and brokerage division.