This Allstate Protection Plan covers your mattress for accidental stains and comes with an Allstate mattress protector. Mattress protector must be used for plan to be valid. This plan starts on the day you receive your item, as long as you purchase your protection plan within 30 days of purchasing your item through QVC. Once you purchase your protection plan, we will mail you a paper copy of the plan. But you can always manage your plan online in your plan portal. You don't have to register your plan, but it can save time in the event that you do have to file a claim.