# Formula - for Insurance Start Date

#1

I need a formula to calculate a benefit start date. Our insurance benefits begin 60 days after the first of the month.
So if an employee start date is 8/13/2018 the Insurance Benefit date is 11/1/2018.
Has anyone done this? I have tried multiple combinations, but can not figure it out. Thanks!

#2

I would do:

1. Get the start month
2. Go to the first day

My formula:

``````DATEADD(
DATETIME_FORMAT(
'1-' & MONTH(
{Start Date}
) & '-' & YEAR(
{Start Date}
),
'D-M-YYYY'),
3,
'month'
)
``````

#3

Thank you for getting me closer. The benefit start date needs to be the first of the month after 60 days. So if an employee start date is 8/13/2018 the Insurance Benefit date is 11/1/2018

#4

Hi Liz, that’s what Elias’ formula does, but it’s in D/MM/YYYY format. In your sheet this formula will use the date format you’ve chosen.

#5

Thanks. I could use english date format or days greater than 12 (that can’t be months ), but I think people only goes to the result and ignore the explanation (that is the important part!).

#6