LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Sunday, Feb. 15, is the deadline to get insurance as required under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Covered California hopes to get 500,000 additional California residents enrolled.

The tax penalty for not having insurance doubles this calendar year.

For a link to the Covered California website, click here.

Need help signing up? There is a free event for the public to walk you through the process, sponsored by Service Employees International Union and United Healthcare Workers West. It’s going on 1 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. Sunday at the SEIU-UHW office at 5480 Ferguson Drive, Commerce, 90022. You can also call (888) 920-4517.

For more information about upcoming SEIU-UHW enrollment events visit SEIU-UHW.org.

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