Starmount Life Insurance Company has started building new corporate offices in its current hometown, Baton Rouge, La.

Starmount, the parent of AlwaysCare Benefits Inc., an ancillary benefits vendor, says it is erecting the building on 6.4 acres of land.

The first phase, which will provide 24,000 square feet of space and accommodate 200 employees, should be up by early 2010.

A second phase will add 21,000 square feet, and a third phase will add 45,000 square feet, Starmount says.