WICHITA — Former Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon CEO Jamie Coulter and his wife, Kimberly, have filed a lawsuit against the company and its related corporations along with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas in an effort to keep insurance coverage for their family.
Larry Reynolds, whom the suit refers to as having been “a valued provider of professional services to Lone Star,” and his wife, Susan, also are plaintiffs.
According to the lawsuit, here’s what’s at issue:
In 2001, Lone Star’s board passed a resolution to provide lifetime medical, prescription, health, dental, life and AD&D insurance for Coulter and his spouse and dependent children at levels comparable to what they’d been receiving along with reimbursements for deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses for noninsured medical costs.
The suit says Lone Star also contracted to provide lifetime health insurance coverage for the Reynolds family.
Last year, Coulter was notified his benefits would end Dec. 31, 2010.