Clearcover Inc., a Chicago-based auto insurance company, plans to open a virtual office in Detroit, a move that will create 300 jobs.

Hiring, which began Tuesday, will be for remote work, as the company is operating remotely due to COVID-19.

The company looked for physical office space in Detroit prior to the pandemic, and that’s a possibility for the future, said Heidi Craun, Clearcover’s head of customer experience.

“What we are committed to are two different things,” Craun said. “One is hiring Detroit talent and creating up to 300 jobs over the next few years and two, maintaining our team members health and safety as our top priority. So we’re very excited to expand our presence in Detroit as well as be back in our Chicago office together, but in the interest of everyone’s safety and wellbeing the entire Clearcover team continues to work remotely and we’ll continue to evaluate