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 Accidents Accidents happen to everyone. We’re here to help. Keep Your Life Insurance When You Retire This article is perfect for those looking to maintain their life insurance or explore alternate options during retirement. Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.