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Klaus Knuth is a Sales Executive for Horton’s Employee Benefits division. He is responsible for providing Benefits clients with comprehensive, cost-effective and innovative solutions to meet their most complex, risk-related challenges and opportunities.

With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Klaus has honed his expertise in navigating the nuances of cost containment, identifying avenues for driving substantial value for clients while ensuring market-leading employee benefits at optimal costs. Working collaboratively within the dynamic team at Horton, Klaus remains abreast of evolving market trends, leveraging the collective insights of subject matter experts across various domains to offer unparalleled consulting services.

Central to Klaus’s approach is cultivating trust, underpinned by integrity and a track record of delivering tangible results for clients. His dedication to being present for clients, exemplified by his willingness to answer calls even on holidays, underscores his commitment to providing unwavering support during critical moments.

“Customer service is a huge part of what we do, as it ties hand in hand with fighting for our clients,” Klaus says. I want each of our clients to look at me as being locked arm in arm with them, as their biggest ally in the war on rising costs and deteriorating profits, helping them continue building a successful culture in their business.”

One of Klaus’s most memorable achievements involved navigating a client through a catastrophic claim scenario, wherein his swift action and strategic interventions resulted in substantial cost savings exceeding half a million dollars. His prior experiences with high-quality P&C agencies have equipped him with a holistic understanding of the insurance landscape, further enhancing his ability to deliver exceptional service and tailored solutions to clients.

Amidst an ever-changing industry landscape characterized by escalating costs and market complexities, Klaus remains steadfast in his commitment to meticulously managing each client’s benefits portfolio. He is acutely aware of the proliferation of purported “cost containment solutions” in the market and endeavors to serve as a trusted advisor, advocating tirelessly on behalf of clients to safeguard their interests.

For Klaus, integrity is a sacred principle, transcending professional endeavors to permeate his personal life, including his efforts to demystify insurance concepts for his wife.

Klaus, who holds dual citizenship and hails from Germany, shares his life with his wife of over two decades and their three children, each pursuing diverse academic and athletic interests. Their household is further enriched by Pickles, their beloved Rottweiler. Beyond work, Klaus finds fulfillment in spending time with his family, pursuing fitness activities and indulging in hobbies like golf and Jiu Jitsu.

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Education
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN): Associate of Arts in Christian Ministries
Professional Background
  • The Horton Group
    Sales Executive (April 2024 – Present)
  • Keystone Insurers Group
    Vice President – Indiana (July 2009 – March 2024)

  • Synergy Insurance
    Account Executive (January 2005 – July 2009)

  • Michael Reddy Agency
    Account Executive (February 2003 – December 2004)
Industry & Community Involvement
  • National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals: Member
  • Elkhart Flames and Elkhart County United: Coach (August 2013 – March 2024)
  • Clay Church Finance Committee (September 2017 – September 2019)
  • Irish Soccer Club: Coach (August 2012 – June 2013)
  • Youth for Christ of Elkhart County (2007 – 2009)