Reverberations of Health Care Reform and Rock Star Looks on


NEW YORK—How will the economy affect business in 2013, and what impact will health care reform have? Find out by reading dbaVM’s latest e-newsletter which profiles successful local and regional retail/optometric businesses while addressing their decision-making needs. In the latest edition, the following optical retailers told dba their expectations for the economic climate in 2013 and the effect it might have on their business for the coming year: Judd Sky, President/CEO, Partners in Vision Inc.; Jeff Press, Vice President, Merchandise and Design, Luxury Optical Holdings; Mark Johnson, Director of Optical Services, Virginia Eye Institute; and David H. Hettler, OD, Drs. May & Hettler, Alexandria, Va.

In January, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service published proposed rules and new questions and answers offering guidance on the employer “shared responsibility” excise tax under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read all about the proposed changes which contain several new rules and clarifications in the latest edition of HR Corner.

On a much lighter note, music’s biggest night is upon us, which means the best of the best in music are showing up in their rock star finest. In this week’s edition of Bold Face: Get Your Grammy OnVM highlights three musical acts worth keeping an eye on as they turn up the volume on styles from Marchon, Luxottica and Sama Eyewear.