What is a Claim? Claim[kleym]noun1.An insurance Claim is a policyholder’s request to an insurance company for restitution based on the terms of the insurance Policy. The insurance company, through an Adjuster, investigates the validity of the Claim and pays the policyholder. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Snapshots Your life is marked by images. Prepare for the unexpected, so you can keep those pictures going. Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself. Protecting Those Who Matter Most The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.