About Professional Insurance Underwriters

Oakbrook, Illinois-based Professional Underwriters Agency (PUA) was founded by Ram Chandarana in 1990. Ram partnered with Tom Sheehan at Thomas F. Sheehan, Inc., at that time the third-largest underwriter of Architects and Engineers Professional Liability insurance in the nation with a total book of business of approximately $50 million. Over the years, we expanded our footprint to also include the areas of Design Build & Contractors and Miscellaneous Professional Liability insurance, Excess Limits and Employment Practices Liability insurance.

In 2014, PUA was purchased by NSM Insurance Group, the national market leader in the development and distribution of industry-specific insurance programs and wholesale distribution for more than 30 years. With NSM Insurance Group, we now also offer Cyber Liability insurance in addition to the products that we have built our reputation over the last 25 years.

PUA is run by Sandip Chandarana, who serves as Director, and joined the firm in 1993. He and his staff deliver the underwriting expertise required to effectively write the policies architects and engineers and other professionals need to adequately protect themselves against their unique exposures.

As with all of NSM Insurance Group’s programs, we also offer risk management strategies to help mitigate risk and stem losses and superior claims management in the event of a loss. We understand how important it to a firm’s reputation to resolve claims responsively.