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Co-Author, "Catastrophe Claims: Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters" (Thomson Reuters West Publishing).

Section 18A:1, May 2021: Social Security: What Purposes Did the People Who Wrote it Think They Were Serving. (251 KB)

This section is complete from Chapter 18A by Dennis J. Wall, The Status of Social Security -- An Outline, Not an Argument, in Catastrophe Claims:  Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters (Thomson Reuters, May 2021 ed.).


This selection from Catastrophe Claims:Insurance Coverage for Natural and Man-Made Disasters, Chapter 18A, Section 18A:1 (May 2021, Thomson Reuters) is reprinted with permission of Thomson Reuters, the publisher and copyright holder, and with permission of the author.  Any further republication without the consent of the publisher is expressly prohibited.

Mr. Wall's in-depth chapters present a roadmap of the steps in claim investigation and policy interpretation, and a close look at the major exclusions involved in catastrophe claims.

CATASTROPHE CLAIMS reviewed for Insurance and Surety Committee of the Florida Bar. Reprinted with permission. (3.94 MB)

In her review of Catastrophe Claims in 2019, C.H. Groover highlighted the 2018 additions of Chapters devoted to Social Security Old-Age Insurance and Disability Insurance Programs.  She observed that we all know "that even a modest return can ameliorate the catastrophic cost of living once an individual can no longer work.  Here, the author reminds us of the constitutional underpinnings of this insurance legislation that once helped an economically defeated nation recover from the Great Depression after 1929.  The initial chapter on the status of the Act is subtitled:  'An outline, not an argument.'"

   After Groover's fine review was written, Dennis Wall has written aditional chapters included in the current edition of Catastrophe Claims:  Medicare and Social Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").