The Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS) is an institution established to realize tasks connected with full servicing of farmers' social insurance. The purpose of establishing KRUS was to create in Poland an independent, specialized organization which, as a real manager of farmers' social insurance, could take over and assure efficient realization of tasks connected with servicing the insurance, which had been introduced earlier, as well as to assume new tasks which by then had not been realized by any insurance institution in the country.
KRUS is managed by the President appointed by the Prime Minister on application of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Developement. After changes in Law (J.L. of 2006 No 75, item 519) the KRUS' system, monitored from 1. May 2004 by the Minister of Social Policy, in 19. May 2006 has returned to the Ministry of Agriculture).