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Insurance Claim

A document or request filed by a policyholder stating that an insured event has occurred and that the insurance company should provide coverage. For example, if a person has health insurance and breaks his leg, he must file an insurance claim in order for the insurance company to pay for some or all of the medical expenses. Depending on the policy, a third party may or may not be able to file an insurance claim on behalf of a policyholder.


You file an insurance claim when you send your insurance company paperwork asking the company to pay for any of the expenses your policy covers.


A demand, as of right.

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This season's episode about a Native American protest of Columbus Day drove home the point that fewer and fewer groups can lay claim to the sort of exclusion that once marked much of American life.
He makes the controversial suggestion that nerves in other animals lay claim to disproportionately large areas of brain surface by showing up early.
In keeping with this tradition, Terry dispenses with the ahistorical source studies typical of scholars professing to lay claim to the Renaissance forma mentis and its mundus significans.
All told, this is an insult to Brazil, which can still lay claim to being something of a Third World country.
Twenty families have contacted police to lay claim to items among the 70 found.
Koch's Warhol indeed provides the denouement to Michelson's special issue: The filmmaker is seen to lay claim to the strong current of modernism in the avant-garde cinema of the period, a claim that entails both continuity with and development of the work of exemplary predecessors and a squaring with the aesthetic issues of the day.
The first to lay claim to identifying beta-secretase, at least in public, was a group at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Rhetorically, it makes more sense to lay claim to a higher purpose worthy of sacrifice, such as educating brutish Americans in the finer things of life.
Descendant of a minor branch of the Medici family, by his patronage Cosimo made a determined effort to lay claim to Hercules by associating himself with the half-god on coins and medals and in sculpture and paintings.