Denise French Joins Cavignac & Associates as Employee Benefits Account Administrator
By: Cavignac & Associates
In this position, French serves as the primary customer service person for all enrolled members at the firm, ensuring that each is well served. Among her duties are interviewing each new member and enrolling them in the appropriate plan, communicating regularly with members to answer questions, assisting members in finding in-network providers, preparing and delivering educational material and updates, and fielding all member service calls and emails.
French brings to Cavignac & Associates five years of experience in the employee benefits arena of the insurance industry. Most recently, she served as a human resources generalist for ACI Specialty Benefits in San Diego, where she was employed for nearly two years. There she managed benefits, employee relations, payroll and onboarding.
Previously, she was an administrative assistant in the contracts and provider relations department at Molina Healthcare, where she was employed for one-and-a-half years. She also served as an administrator of Covered California for Kaiser for one year, and as administrative assistant to the human resources business partner of Union Bank, where she was employed for another year.
French graduated from National University in San Diego this month with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. She holds her human resources management certification.
Her civic involvement includes serving as a teacher of faith formation at Saint Martin's Catholic Church, working with four- to five-year-old children.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Orange County, Calif., French currently resides in the East San Diego County master-planned community of Casa de Oro in Spring Valley. She has a seven-year-old son, Levi French, with whom she spends her leisure time.
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 more than 55 people 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 www.cavignac.com.
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