Midnight Sunday is the deadline to enroll for medical and dental coverage in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

You can sign up for coverage and potential tax benefits via Covered California, which is the public insurance marketplace for our state.

It’s important to remember that if you aren’t covered by health insurance this year, you will have to pay a penalty with your tax return next year. That’s because the foundation of Obamacare is a requirement that all Americans have health insurance, either through an employer or purchased separately.

If you aren’t covered by health insurance in 2015, the tax penalty will be $325 or 2 percent of your household income, whichever is greater.

So far, over 10 million people have enrolled for coverage under the program.

If you don’t live in California, you can sign up via the health.gov website.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.