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 If You're In An Accident Do you know what to do if you're in a car accident? What is a Loss? Do you know what a Loss is? Protecting Those Who Matter Most The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.