After a November 1 start, the window closes December 15. This fall, the annual enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is shorter. In many states, it lasts only six weeks, from November 1 to December 15, and the federal government website link to health coverage, healthcare.gov, will be down for maintenance on many Sundays...
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A summary of what you need to know. Key Medicare enrollment periods are approaching. This fall and winter, there are three periods in which Medicare beneficiaries can either enroll or disenroll in forms of coverage.
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The Case for Diversification and Asset Allocation
March 6, 2014
Market action is difficult to predict, and the unexpected can happen at any time. That is why we believe asset allocation is key for investors to stay focused on their long-term goals. Staying invested, avoiding short-term market timing and ensuring appropriate diversification are just a few of the critical aspects of an effective asset allocation strategy.
As the years pass, we know that investments that are the best performers one year might not have the same stellar performance the next year, and vice versa. Diversifying your portfolio to weather the ups and downs helps to protect your investments and your future. This graphic shows performance of investment types since 1999. We can trace not only the ups and downs of particular investment types, but also that what defines “best performance” varies greatly depending on the overall economy.
Contact GCSB Investment Center today for more information about the value of asset allocation.