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? Protection Against Uninsured Drivers You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses? Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.