05/07/2013 01:05 EDT | Updated 07/07/2013 05:12 EDT

Military families no longer face wait period for Saskatchewan health coverage

REGINA - The families of soldiers relocating to Saskatchewan from another province or territory will no longer have to wait for basic health coverage.

The provincial government says it has waived a 90-day waiting period for spouses and dependants of Canadian Armed Forces members.

Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the moves means fewer interprovincial billings for Saskatchewan health service providers.

It also is in line with other provinces and territories which have already made the change.

Military families returning to Saskatchewan from overseas have always been eligible for immediate provincial health coverage.