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 Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content Your DNA Test If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death. The Case of the Crooked Credit Report Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive. Protecting Those Who Matter Most The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.