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 Contents The Best of Both Worlds Here are a few reasons we’ve chosen to be independent. Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together? Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help. Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.