Following Friday’s resignation of Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama named Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to succeed her, a move being met with mixed reaction from the benefits industry.

Burwell was confirmed just last year as director of OMB and is well-received across party lines, which is largely expected to speed her confirmation as HHS Secretary, despite contentious partisan wrangling over HHS’ implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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