Marianne Bonner's Photo Dated 7-29-17

Marianne Bonner

Commercial insurance, Business insurance, Insurance underwriting, Insurance policies, Property-casualty insurance
Business Insurance Expert
University of Delaware, Oklahoma City University


  • Worked 30 years in the property-casualty insurance industry, including as an analyst and underwriter 
  • Holds numerous professional designations, including the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) 
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial insurance coverages and policy forms


Marianne Bonner began her insurance career as a casualty underwriter at the Continental Insurance Company. She went on to work for Maryland Casualty, Safeco, and Continental International. After 13 years in commercial underwriting, Marianne joined Marsh USA, a large insurance brokerage. At Marsh she served as a coverage analyst and vice president.

Since 2010, Bonner has worked as a freelance writer and insurance consultant. She has written many articles for The Risk Report, a subscription publication distributed by the International Risk Management Institute. She has been the business insurance expert for The Balance (and prior to that, since 2013.

Bonner has earned a number of insurance designations, including the Charted Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM).


Marianne has a bachelor's degree in dietitics from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma City University.