to requisition claims/payments (insurance)

Hi everybody,
I have this specification of employee’s authorities in an insurance company:

“Sign cheques, release electronic payments or Banker’s Drafts that you have requisitioned.
Authorise or sign any cheque in respect of a claim for which you have determined settlement.
Handle, settle or requisition claims or cheques in connection with cases where you have a conflict of interest.”

Could you tell me what the term “to requisition claims/payments” means here?
Thank you.

Anybody with insurance knowledge around here? Please…


‘Requisition’ is just another word for ‘ask for’, used in an official capacity and usually in written form.


Thanks a lot!