Matthew Noonan Promoted to Principal of Cavignac & Associates
An account executive in the firm's Employee Benefits Department since 2007, he joins five existing principals who comprise the company's executive board of management
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
by: Bonnie Kutch, Kutch & Company

Section: Member News

Matt Noonan, Cavignac & Associates

Matthew Noonan, RHU, CIC, CHRS, CCWS, has been promoted to a principal of Cavignac & Associates, announced Jeffrey W. Cavignac, CPCU, RPLU, CRIS, principal and founder of the San Diego-based risk management and insurance brokerage firm.
Noonan, who joined Cavignac & Associates in 2007, is an account executive in the agency’s Employee Benefits Department.  He specializes in the creation and implementation of employee benefits programs for Southern California-based businesses. He joins Jeff Cavignac,
Jim Schabarum, Scott Bedingfield, Patrick Casinelli and Matthew Slakoff in part ownership of Cavignac & Associates, participating on the company’s executive board of management and helping to drive the future success of the agency.

"Matt Noonan has played a critical role in navigating the increasingly complex area of employee benefits, and done an exemplary job at helping our clients understand the new laws and employer options," said Cavignac. "We're privileged to have him as part of the management team."

"We're privileged to have him as part of the management team."

Prior to joining Cavignac & Associates, Noonan spent five years in the financial services industry, managing a branch office of a national bank before moving into the commercial insurance field. 
“With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, employee health benefits became far more complicated for human resource professionals to figure out on their own,” said Noonan.  “While the early renewal strategy in 2013 helped employers delay the affects of the law, and grandmothering helped in 2014, the 2015 renewals for companies with 2-50 employees realized the biggest impact of the ACA.  This has presented our department with the enormous challenge of properly educating our clients and walking them through the necessary steps – a challenge we’ve embraced and strive to do better than our competitors.”
Born and raised in San Diego, Noonan graduated in 2000 from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.  During that time, he was part of the UCLA Bruin Men’s Volleyball team, and helped lead the team to three NCAA National Championship titles.
He is an active member of the San Diego Association of Health Underwriters, the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors, Bruin Professionals and several community nonprofit organizations.
Noonan and his family reside in the San Diego community of San Marcos.  He remains an avid sports fan.  In his leisure time, he enjoys volleyball, golfing, traveling and spending time with his family.
About Cavignac & Associates:
Founded in 1992, Cavignac & Associates is a leading risk management and commercial insurance brokerage firm providing a broad range of insurance and expertise to design and construction firms, as well as to law firms, real estate-related entities, manufacturing companies and the general business community. Company principals are Jeffrey W. Cavignac, CPCU, ARM, RPLU, CRIS, MLIS; James P. Schabarum II, CPCU, AFSB; Scott A. Bedingfield, AAI, CIC, CRIS; Patrick Casinelli, RHU, REBC, CHRS; Matthew Slakoff, CIC, CRIS; and Matthew Noonan, RHU, CIC, CHRS, CCWS. The firm employs a staff of 45 at offices located at 450 B Street, Suite 1800, San Diego, Calif., 92101.  More information about the company can be found on the Web at

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