The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health publishes the Covered Population Report on an annual basis. The report is a count of all persons who held Saskatchewan health coverage on June 30.
The Covered Population report is not a census. It only counts persons who are registered for provincial health coverage and not every person who may have been a resident in Saskatchewan on June 30.
All Saskatchewan residents are included except:
- members of the Canadian Forces and inmates of federal prisons, all of whom are covered by the federal government; and
- people not yet meeting the residency requirement (coverage begins on the first day of the third calendar month following their move to Saskatchewan).
Saskatchewan residents moving elsewhere remain eligible for coverage for the same period, and anyone whose coverage extends through June (i.e. who left the province April 1st or later) is included in the report. In the case of death, people who had coverage any time in June are included.
Covered Population Report Archive