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What is a Claim?

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Kevely Diaz

Answered On Sep 11, 2023

· Answered On Sep 11, 2023

In the context of insurance, a claim is a formal request made by the policyholder to their insurance company for compensation or coverage for a specific loss, damage, or event that is covered under the policy. An insurance claim can be filed for various reasons, such as property damage or natural disasters.

The claim process typically involves notifying  the insurance company about the incident,   cooperating with the investigation from the insurance company or claim assessment, and 

Provide the necessary documentation, such as police reports and receipts. The insurance company then reviews the claim to determine its validity and, if so, how much compensation should be paid.

There are different types of claims, including health insurance claims (for medical expenses), auto claims (for car repair or injuries from a car accident),  homeowners insurance (for damage to a home), and life insurance (upon the death of the insured person).

How claims are handled depends on the insurer and insurance policy. It is essential for policyholders to thoroughly understand their insurance policy’s terms and conditions, including the process for filing a claim and what types of losses are covered.