FREMONT -- Tri-City residents can find help at several locations with signing up for a health insurance plan before the Affordable Care Act's March 31 deadline.

They can visit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd., or from 12 to 2 p.m. March 18, at the Fremont Family Resource Center, 39199 Liberty St.

Residents also can call 510-252-6808 to make an appointment at the Tri-City Health Center, 39500 Liberty St., Fremont.

Or, they can enroll themselves by going online at www.CoveredCa.com.

Those who do not sign up by the end of the month might be penalized, with a fine collected through their income taxes next year.

For more information, call the Fremont Family Resource Center at 510-574-2000.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.