No, you cannot enroll through the federal exchange in North Carolina because the open enrollment period closed on December 15, 2017. Five hundred thousand twenty-three and nine hundred eighty-nine North Carolina residents enrolled during the enrollment period. The only exception is for those nationwide who experienced hardships due to the hurricanes last fall. A consumer is allowed to enroll if they undergo a "qualifying life event." These are a few examples of qualifying life events: getting married, having a baby, or moving and changing zip codes. If this has occurred, a consumer can enroll through a special type of enrollment. Insurance can also be obtained directly from insurance providers.