The Illinois health insurance marketplace has released a commercial featuring a gay couple.

In the 30-second ad from Get Covered Illinois, real-life couple Jake and Allen recount the many stages of their relationship.

“We leveled up,” Allen says as the pair sit on a living room couch. “Stranger to boyfriend to civil union to a marriage.”

“In Illinois we can enroll in affordable care together. The sign-up process took minutes, and after being uninsured for years, I had appendicitis.”

“Having affordable care was sincerely a life-saving moment,” Allen adds. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

According to The Washington Post, the commercial, which first aired Friday in Chicago, is part of a broader “National LGBT Outreach and Enrollment Week” effort launching Monday.

A Health and Human Services policy which took effect Jan. 1 states that legally married gay and lesbian couples can jointly access all health plans available in every state, even if a couple lives in a state that does not recognize their marriage.

Illinois' ad will also air during Sunday's Golden Globes.