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? Address Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities What is your plan for health care during retirement? A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance. Protecting Those Who Matter Most The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.