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Insurance claim by policyholder

An insurance claim is a formal request by a policyholder to an insurance company for coverage or compensation for a covered loss or policy event. The insurance company validates or denies the claim. If it is approved, the insurance company will issue payment to the insured or an approved interested party on behalf of the insured. That’s the definition according to Investopedia. 

According to the Insurance Act Cap 487 of the Laws of Kenya, Section 203 talks about settlement of claims. Subsection (1) talks about the process of claims payment once it is established that the claim is payable and also the time limit within which it should be settled. Section 203 Subsection (1)(d) says that a claim is payable within ninety days of the date of the reporting of the claim or where the determination of liability is by a court, within ninety days of such determination, provided that