London-based GBN Worldwide has added Kraus-Anderson Insurance, a national leader in risk management services, to its global network of insurers.  The membership allows KA Insurance to more effectively grow and service its U.S. clients with international needs.

GBN Worldwide is an interconnected, technology-backed, global insurance eco-system made up of independent insurance, reinsurance, human capital, and risk management organizations from around the world.  The border-less insurance network, both physically and virtually, enables its partners and clients to transact the business of risk anytime, anywhere and in every language.

Kraus-Anderson employs 78 professionals focused on commercial, benefits, fee-loss prevention services (HR, claims management), surety and personal lines business.

“We continue to cultivate our growing portfolio with clients whose customers are becoming more focused on entering into new marketplaces outside of the US.,” said Dennis Diessner, executive vice president and chief operating officer of KA Insurance.  “Being a part of GBN Worldwide provides us with local representation outside the U.S. to assist in determining the best course of risk management for our clients.”

KA Insurance has been bolstering its operations through several strategic acquisitions.  The company acquired Minnesota Insurance Brokers in 2009, Advanced Risk Manager in 2012 and Onyx Benefit Advisors in 2016.  Just last month, the company acquired Dennis J. Linder & Associates